Archive for June, 2010

Osteoporosis

Posted on June 23, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

Osteoporosis is a silent disease that affects as many as 28 million people in the US. Common fractures associated with the disease are fractures of the hip or wrist and compression fractures of the spine. Often people are treated for their fracture but not treated for the disease or the reason of the fracture…a fall. People often fall because of loss of balance. If you have suffered from a fall or loss of balance and had an injury. See a therapist and have you balance examined. Take a FRAX assessment to determine your 10 year probability of frature using the link below. Read Full Post | Make a Comment ( None so far )

American Physical Therapy Convention (APTA)

Posted on June 14, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Hi everyone,
Motion Therapeutics is heading to the APTA Annual Conference in Boston tomorrow! We are very excited to demonstrate our balance and mobility improving products to therapists across the country. For the first time ever, APTA will open the exhibit hall to the public on the last day of the trade show – Saturday, June 19th from 10am – 1pm! Join us at the Hynes Convention Center to see how we can help you. We are located at booth 112 to the left as you come into the exhibit hall.
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Balance-Based Torso-Weighting May Enhance Balance in Persons With Multiple Sclerosis: Preliminary Evidence

Posted on June 7, 2010. Filed under: Research |

To determine whether weight placed on the trunk in response to directional balance loss would enhance function and stability in people with multiple sclerosis (MS).

Abstract

Widener GL, Allen DD, Gibson-Horn C. Balance-based torso-weighting may enhance balance in persons with multiple sclerosis: preliminary evidence.
Objective

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Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers CMSC Annual Meeting

Posted on June 6, 2010. Filed under: BalanceWear Stabilizing Garments | Tags: |

We had our first booth at CMSC. It was fantastic! I demonstrated the Balance-Based Torso-Weighting Technique on people with MS. People had immediate improvement in balance and mobility. It was great to be able to help people while demonstrating our garments and program.

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Motion Therapeutics to Introduce BalanceWear™ Stabilizing Garments at the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers Annual Meeting

Posted on June 2, 2010. Filed under: BalanceWear Stabilizing Garments |

Balance and mobility loss addressed in patients with MS show promising results

San Antonio, TX (June 1, 2010) – For those who suffer from balance disorders and loss of mobility, promising results from a new stabilizing device may help to reestablish mobility, confidence and independence. This week, Motion Therapeutics premieres its BalanceWear™ Stabilizing Garments at the 24th Annual Meeting for the Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers in San Antonio. The device is worn as a vest incorporating Balance-Based Torso-Weighting™ (BBTW™), patented technology providing stability for patients affected by many forms of balance problems.

Current treatment for balance impairment and balance disorders include aggressive exercise. While recovery time varies depending on the patient, some require long-term assistance and years of treatment. By comparison, patients are noticing “same day” results with the new BalanceWear devices.

“BalanceWear stabilizing devices address directional loss of balance, improving equilibrium, balance and mobility immediately upon application,” says Cindy Gibson-Horn PT who invented the BalanceWear stabilizing garments. “Using objective tests and measures as well as patterns of weighting the torso according to balance loss, trained professionals can custom fit the garment and weights exclusive to each patient need.”

Gibson-Horn, et al evidence-based research findings have been published in several medical periodicals including the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy, Archives of Physical Medicine, and Journal of Neuro-rehabilitation and Neural Repair featuring functional improvement of patients with ataxia, multiple sclerosis, and parietal stroke.

Balance-Based Torso-Weighting method was developed to correct and support balance disorders associated with Multiple Sclerosis (MS), brain injuries, Parkinson’s disease, and stroke as well as other destabilizing health issues. The BalanceWear stabilizing devices assist in postural orientation and equilibrium, abnormal automatic postural control responses, and directional postural control dysfunction.

Motion Therapeutics Inc. provides non-invasive therapeutic solutions for MS and other balance and mobility disorders. The company’s patented sensory device technology utilizes its patented Balance-Based Torso-Weighting (BBTW) method of strategic weighting in therapeutic, fashionable garments. Once fitted with the BBTW garment, clients often achieve immediate improvement in their ambulatory ability.

For more information, contact Motion Therapeutics at 310-471-4619.

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