Archive for July, 2010

Functional activities

Posted on July 10, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

This video demonstrates parts of an exam called the Dynamic Gait Index (DGI). DGI is often used to determine levels of function and fall risk. This person is wearing the BalanceWear Vest weighted strategically according to the Balance-Based Torso-Weighting Method. As you will see she is much better when weighted. Specifically notice the change in ability whe she is walking moving her head side to side or up and down. Notice her change in ability to turn. How do you want to move?

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TUG Video

Posted on July 7, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , |

This is an example of how Balance-Based Torso-Weighting can affect mobility in a Timed Up and Go test. Therapists will often use this test as a measure to determine if the patient is improving with treatment. Notice Mary can stand and turn with much more ease. She is weighted with 1.75 pounds for her balance loss.

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