Balance training on Biodex

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Balance training on Biodex is an effective way to improve postural control and reduce the risk of falls. It uses an adjustable platform that can be programmed to provide on-demand challenges based on the patient’s current ability level.

The platform is used to measure and track changes in balance and coordination over time, allowing an individual to progress at their own pace. Balance training on Biodex is beneficial for active seniors, athletes, and those with balance deficits due to neurological and musculoskeletal conditions.

Balance challenges can include standing on one foot, standing with eyes closed, or standing with sudden head movements.

Balance training on Biodex is also beneficial for those with low back pain, as it provides an effective way to improve stability and reduce pain. With effective balance training on Biodex, individuals can improve their overall balance, agility, and coordination.

Frequent falls

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Falls and fear of falling in our senior population are recognized public health crises. According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of injury-related deaths in older adults by a wide margin. Each year, more than two million seniors experience a fall severe enough to necessitate emergency medical treatment. This number along with the associated personal and societal costs of falling is expected to rise as our population ages.

Despite these grim statistics, many falls are preventable with professional interventions that address the causes of falling in older adults. Our expert clinicians are trained in evidence-based interventions, such as the Otago Exercise Program, that are proven by controlled clinical trials to effectively reduce the number of falls in older adults.

There are other factors that also contribute to falls. Neurological conditions such as Parkinson’s Disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain injury, vestibular disorders, and neuropathy also increase fall risk. Our therapy team is well equipped to address the problems of falling and the fear of falling in individuals living with these conditions.