The elderly and people with balance loss due to neurological 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-Weighting (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:
Northgate Health & Rehabilitation Center
5757 North Knoll
San Antonio, TX 78240
Pre-seminar Webinar Orientation
Wed., March 18, 7:00 – 9:30pm CDT
Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Friday, March 27, 5:30pm – 9:00pm
(Registration 5:00pm – 5:00pm)
Saturday, March 28, 8:00am – 5:30pm
(Registration 7:30am – 8:00am)
Tues., April 14, 7:00 – 8:00pm CDT
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
$325 (waived for SAVA employees)
Intermediate level class designed for PT and OT clinicians.
16:1 Max enrollment 16
Andrea Ecsedy, PT, NCS, DPT currently works as the Director of Rehabilitation Development at Sava Senior Care LLC. Dr. Ecsedy has 30 years of clinical experience treating neurological patients. She has extensive teaching background to include guest lecturing at several University Physical Therapy curriculums as well as teaching a multitude of continuing education courses on topics of gait analysis, spasticity management and electrical stimulation. Dr. Ecsedy most recently received her certification in Balance-Based Torso-Weighting in 2013 and she is now working to integrate BBTW into the continuum of care provided at SavaSeniorCare and the skilled nursing setting.
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.