The elderly and people with balance loss due to neurologica l or orthopedic diagnoses such as MS, neuropathy, Parkinson’s, CVA, TBI, Vestibular, CP, down syndrome, ataxia, and those suffering low back pain among others, often have mobility challenges.
Motion Therapeutics developed Balance-Based Torso-Weight ing (BBTW®), a unique and effective system to effectively assess and treat directional balance loss.
During this class the clinician will learn the static and dynamic assessment tests and weighting strategies to immediately improve a patient’s balance same session.
Participants will have ample opportunity to practice the patented assessment and strategic weighting technology using the BalanceWear Assessment Device.
Location of Hands On Lab:
Methodist Women’s Hospital
707 N 190th Plaza
Elkhorn, NE 68022
Or download brochure, and register by mail or fax.
Pre-seminar Webinar Orientation
Will be emailed to
attendee after registration
Hands on Classes – 2 days
Mon., Oct. 3, 8:00am – 5:00pm
(Registration 7:30am – 8:00am)
Tues., Oct. 4, 8:00am – 5:00pm
(Registration 7:30am – 8:00am)
Tues., Oct 25, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
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 static and dynamic 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
- List indications for lumbar orthotics
- Demonstrate knowledge of technology on volunteer patients and instructor
Cost for Methodist Women’s Hospital staff is $300
Intermediate level class designed for PT and OT clinicians.
16:1 Max enrollment 16
Continuing Competence/Education Units
Pennsylvania and Ohio Pending: 15 CEUs
ProCert Pending: PT 17 CCUs in: Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Delaware, Georgia,
Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montanta, Nebraska, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, South Carolina,Tennessee, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Wisconsin, Washington DC
Acceptance PT Texas (13.5); North Jersey (14.5); New York ( 15)
Cynthia Gibson-Horn PT, a graduate of University of Wisconsin, developed BBTW in her in clinical practice. Gibson-Horn sought the help of Dr. Gail Widener PT, PhD and Dr. Rolando Lazaro PT, PhD and Dr. Diane Allen PT, PhD to complete three research projects in Multiple Sclerosis and one in Parkinson’s disease to provide evidence for practice. She has presented (BBTW) research at several International, National and Local meetings. She designed and patented strategic weighting products. She is active in private practice and works for Motion Therapeutics.
Marissa Clark, PT, is a graduate of Loma Linda University School of Physical Therapy, and CEO and Founder of Clark Neuro Rehab Consultants and the creator of Techniques to Improve Perception. She has patented de-vices and techniques for Multiple Sclero-sis and Parkinson’s disease, and most re-cently, was named Yahoo Health and Biogen I dee’s 2014 MS Visionary for her contribution to MS. Her passion is reach-ing out to those living with neurological disorders, bringing hope for improvement of disease and overall well being.