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Balance Assessment & Conditioning

Scerbo Introduces New Biodex Balance System SD

In our continuing effort to provide the best care and treatment available, we now offer a Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program at our facility in Edgewater, New Jersey. This allows us to safely and effectively treat older adults, young athletes, and post-surgical rehabilitation patients, using balance testing and weight shift exercises to ensure our patients improve quality of life and safely return to play.

The new Balance System SD improves balance, increases agility, and develops muscle tone, with the broadest range of treatment options. The system helps our therapists identify weakness, the challenges that patients have to overcome in order to improve their health. It provides objective documentation and tracks patients throughout their assessment and training phases, providing acurate printed progress reports.

Biodex Balance System SD

The Biodex Balance System SD has been designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies.  The system provides a fast, accurate Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program for older adults and sport athletes; closed-chain, weight-bearing assessment and training for lower extremity patients, and adds the objective balance assessment component to a concussion management program.

The Balance System SD includes a comprehensive Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program and Protocol, consistent with American Geriatrics Guidelines. Identify a person at risk to fall in just two minutes by comparing their balance test results to age-dependent normative data.

Tackling the needs of the older adult requires an understanding of the complex physiology of this population segment. As part of the Balance & Mobility product series, the Balance System SD addresses age-related diseases by aiding in increasing mobility, addressing fall risk, improving balance, developing muscle tone and increasing agility.

The training exercises of the Balance System SD are geared to improve strength, range of motion, gait and balance for those patients suffering from neurological disorders associated with Parkinson’s, Stroke or Peripheral Neuropathy. In practice, the Balance System can capture, quantify and document a patient’s relative tendency to overcompensate to one side or the other. This information can often determine a true course of treatment.

The Balance System SD is an evaluation tool, as well as a rehabilitative device, ideal for patients experiencing vestibular issues. Balance retraining exercises are designed to steady a patient while walking or standing through improvements in coordination of muscle responses and organization of sensory information. Static and dynamic tests are administered to gauge a patient’s balance – objective reporting and comparisons to normative data aid in the development of individual exercise plans.

Help athletes perform better by demonstrating functional deficits. The Biodex Balance System documents weakness and challenges patients to improve. The various test modes evaluate the athlete in a static or dynamic environment, and then generates objective documentation of the results. Reports include standard deviations of target performance, the percentage of time an athlete stays in a particular quadrant and then compares performance to normative data, built into the system. This allows the objective measures of the athlete to be trained, and then easily reevaluated and assessed to quantify improvement.

Sport Injury Risk & Concussion Management

New Biodex Balance System SD assessment for concussion management helps manage specific sports injuries and determine safe return to play.

The assessment for concussion management is used by high school, college, and professional sports teams to unravel the mystery of concussion and to bring together best practices. The balance assessment provides a performance baseline against which post-injury performance can be compared, aiding with return-to-play decisions. Preseason baseline testing and post injury return-to play management using the Clinical Test of Sensory Integration of Balance.

The system also serves as a valuable training device to enhance kinesthetic abilities that may provide some degree of compensation for impaired proprioceptive reflex mechanisms following injury. Using this unique device, clinicians can assess neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability to maintain dynamic bilateral and unilateral postural stability on a static or unstable surface.

Assessment of balance remains an important part of any concussion management program. A decreased ability to maintain postural sway is one of the hallmark signs of concussion which often persists after cognitive symptoms subside. Biodex technology supports the assessment from baseline to post-injury with a detailed progress report to track recovery for an objective, return-to-play decision.

Biodex Balance Assessment is conducted using either the versatile Balance System SD or portable BioSway. The Balance System SD is a sophisticated measuring and training device for static and dynamic balance testing and training. The BioSway is a portable balance device with a static-only platform.

The objective data provided by measuring postural sway gives clinicians the ability to quantify the elements of balance, comparing baseline to post-injury performance. In addition, test results from a healthy population of student-athletes is stored on the devices for general normative data comparison. Detailed summary and progress reports help track recovery and provide you with quantitative data to assist with the return-to-play decision.

Hamstring injury is serious business. Regardless of whether you have an existing process for protecting and strengthening hamstrings, the objective test protocols offered with the Biodex System 4 will provide valuable, isolated muscle-performance data. Test results, combined with established targeted outcomes, can be used for pre-emptive injury screening, managing rehabilitation and determining readiness for return to play.

Our new Biodex Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program can identify potential Risk Factors in just two minutes. Those identified can be entered into the Conditioning Program to reduce the risk.

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Call us at (201) 941-2240 to schedule an evaluation to discuss the benefits of the Balance System SD assestment program and what it could do for you.

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