Archive for February, 2014

News Article on Patient with Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia

Posted on February 28, 2014. Filed under: Ataxia, Spinal Cerebellar Ataxia |

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BalanceWear: Patient Helped with Vestibular Issue

Posted on February 11, 2014. Filed under: Balance-Based Torso-Weighting, Success Stories, Vestibular | Tags: , , , |

Vestibular Patient Helped with BalanceWear

Curry Durborow, PT, DPT Presented her poster at Combined Section Meetings.
Combined Section Meetings is the largest research meeting in the US for physicaltherapists. This year it was in Las Vegas.

Here is the non clinical vesion of the poster.

The individual woke up from surgery with severe dizziness, feeling like the room was spinning constantly. She was nauseous, had blurry and double vision, headaches, sensitivity to light and noise, and was unable to be in busy and loud environments. Her balance was also impaired, leaving her unsteady and unable to walk in a straight path. The severity of her symptoms limited her ability to participate in typical physical therapy interventions, and after several weeks of not being able make much progress, we tried the Balance Based Torso Weighting System.

With BalanceWear, the individual demonstrated improvements in her balance and walking, and reported less dizziness and room spinning. She was able to see with less blurry vision and her double vision cleared. While her sensitivity to noise and light and her headaches persisted for several more weeks, they also improved once she started wearing BalanceWear. With these changes, she was able to perform her exercises correctly, and began to make gains in physical therapy. The individual was wearing the garment for several hours a day at home, and in all therapy sessions.
The individual continued in therapy for 19 sessions after the introduction of BalanceWear, and was able to be discharged from therapy with minimal complaints of dizziness and headache, normal vision and normal walking and balance. At discharge, she no longer needed to wear the garment, and she was able to return to her regular hobbies and activities, as well as her job as a nurse.

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