What is Balance-Based Torso-Weighting?
Balance-Based Torso-Weighting is a patented evaluation system that results in a custom weighted garment. A therapist assesses an individual’s balance in twelve parameters of anterior, lateral, posterior and rotation to determine problem areas in accordance with the BBTW Assessment Method. Once the balance dysfunction is identified, small non-obtrusive weights are strategically placed on the torso (trunk) to provide sensory input to enhance stability to the patient’s directional instability and thereby stabilize the torso and address balance-related mobility difficulties. Patients frequently report improvement in their balance, mobility, and confidence during their first visit.
The Science of BalanceWear®
Several studies have been published and demonstrate the immediate and longer term positive effects of BBTW. Aging, neurologic, and orthopedic conditions , can be sources of postural instability and mobility loss. Individuals with those conditions can benefit from our patented BalanceWear® Balance-Based Torso-Weighting® (BBTW®) technology available in our BalanceWear® Series torso stabilizing devices.
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