Biodex balance system is an innovative therapy that can help address balance issues.
The majority of people with an acquired brain injury (ABI) start physical therapy with balance deficits.
Balance complaints can often be a direct result of damage to the brain, such as a loss in visual fields, hemiparesis (muscle weakness on only one side of the body), decreased awareness of where they are in space, poor attention and problem solving, or impaired judgment and reasoning. However, secondary deficits arise from the hospitalization itself, including weakness, decreased endurance, and decreased range of motion in the legs and spine.
Biodex Balance System SD assists Pate Rehabilitation physical therapists in generating objective data when assessing balance deficits. This equipment has the ability to measure many components of balance, such as percent weight bearing, amount of lateral weight shifting, limits of stability, and postural control.
Biodex Balance System SD allows therapists to perform fall-risk screening. Once treatment has started, the equipment can provide physical therapists and patients with an objective measure of their balance changes to determine whether meaningful functional progress is being made for each patient. In addition, this equipment provides audio and visual feedback, which helps promote positive neuroplasticity and motor learning in many patients with ABI.