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:
University of Iowa
Hazelton Conference Room
1-261 Medical Education Building
Dept. of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
500 Newton Rd
Iowa City, IA 52242
Or download brochure, and register by mail or fax.
Pre-seminar Webinar Orientation
Wed., March 18, 7:00 – 9:30pm CDT
Hands on Classes – 2 days, Hands On Lab
Saturday, March 28, 8:30am – 5:00pm
Sunday, March 29, 8:30am – 1:30pm
(Registration is 8:00 – 8:30 both days)
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
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.