People with neurological problems such as TBI, cerebral palsy, down syndrome and ataxia often have balance and mobility challenges. Motion Therapeutics has developed a unique and effective system to assess and treat these balance problems called Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (BBTW®).
During BBTW a clinician determines the directional loss of balance in static and dynamic tests. These classes teach clinicians the assessment and strategic weighting to improve directional loss of balance immediately during the same treatment.
Participants will have ample opportunity to practice the patented assessment and strategic weighting technology using the BalanceWear assessment device.
Location of Hands On Lab:
Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital
Center of Learning
2050 Versailles Road
Lexington, KY 40504
Or download brochure, and register by mail.
Introductory Live or Pre-recorded Webinar
Tues., May 13, 7:00pm – 9:30pm EDT
Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Fri., May 16, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat., May 17, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed., June 4, 7:00pm – 8:00pm EDT
Information on accessing the Webinars will be provided after registration.
- Identify ways to measure perceptual and dynamic directional loss
- Recite evidence of weighting applications
- Practice BBTW directional imbalance assessment
- Apply strategic weighting according to BBTW
- Analyze differences in qualitative and quantitative measures with BBTW
- Determine if a patient benefits from rigid VS soft neuro-sensory device
- Practice fitment and measurement of balance orthotics
- Document weight placement and size measurements
- Design exercise programs for balance problems using BBTW
- List indications for lumbar orthotics
- Demonstrate strategic weight placement via case studies and volunteer participants
Dana Lykins received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Kentucky. She has been practicing in the Lexington, KY area for 15 years, specializing in adult neurological physical therapy. Currently, Dana is a treating therapist for Baptist Health Lexington and therapy coordinator for Baptist Health Multiple Sclerosis Center. She is an adjunct faculty member for the University of Kentucky Physical Therapy program. Dana also serves on the Clinical Advisory Committee for the Kentucky-Southeast Indiana chapter of the MS Society and is a Multiple Sclerosis Certified Specialist.