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 clinicians will learn the static and dynamic assessment tests and balance correction techniques to immediately improve a patient’s balance in one treatment session.
Participants will have ample opportunity to practice the patented assessment and therapeutic treatment method using the BalanceWear Assessment Device.
Location of Hands On Lab:
St. Mary’s Medical Center
A Dignity Health Member
2255 Hayes St., Room H 2-7
San Francisco, CA 94117
Or download brochure, and register by mail or fax.
Pre-seminar Webinar Orientation
Tues., Nov. 10, 7:00 – 9:30pm PST
Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Friday, Nov. 13, 5:15pm – 9:00pm
(Registration 4:45pm – 5:15pm)
Saturday, Nov. 14, 8:00am – 5:30pm
(Registration 7:30am – 8:00am)
Mon., Nov. 23, 7:00 – 8:00pm PST
Information on accessing the Webinars will be provided after registration.
- Identify ways to measure perceptual and dynamic directional loss
- Recite evidence of BalanceWear® treatment applications
- Practice BBTW directional static and dynamic assessment
- Apply BalanceWear® sensory input methodology
- 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 TSI placement and size measurements
- List indications for lumbar orthotics
- Demonstrate knowledge of technology on volunteer patients and instructor
Intermediate level class designed for PT and OT clinicians.
16:1 Max enrollment 16
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.