The elderly and people with balance loss due to neurological diagnoses such as MS, neuropathy, Parkinson’s, CVA, TBI, Vestibular, CP, down syndrome, and those with ataxia 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:
Multiple Sclerosis Center
1600 East Jefferson St., A level
Seattle, WA 98122
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Introductory Live or Pre-recorded Webinar
Tues., Oct. 14, 7:00pm – 9:30pm PDT
Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Fri., Oct. 17, 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Sat., Oct. 18, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Tues., Oct. 18, 7:00pm – 8:00pm PDT
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
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.