BalanceWear Orthotic Helps Patient After Back Surgery

Posted on November 19, 2010. Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: , , , , |

Four weeks ago we fitted and balanced MS P. with strategically placed weights in the BalanceWear OW200. The combination treatment of a LSO and Balance-Based Torso-Weighting provided the patient with improvement in pain initially 5/10 to 3/10. By the time she left the therapy session she was pain free. Two weeks later she returned to the clinic and reports she has been painfree since. The device afforded her the ability to lie on her back, perform a bridge, and other exercises for the first time in several years. After two weeks she was able to stand without support of her walker, perform the home exercise program easily, and was taking small steps while holding on a surface with one hand. Previously she was walker bound. When I spoke with MS P she said she is now doing her laundry and making her bed for the first time since surgery one year ago!

Two weeks later she is able to lie on her back and do progressive back stabilization exercises. Ms. P reports she hasn’t needed to take any meds since she put on the orthotic. Ms. P is making great progress with only three visits to therapy in the past month.

We are excited with this news. The use of the combination orthotic and BBTW technology was very helpful for this patient.

More research is required to see if this is a treatment of choice for patients post low back surgery.

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