Balance is the ability to maintain a certain center of gravity with minimal postural sway.
Balance is an essential part of a person’s day. It is the ability to maintain a certain center of gravity with minimal postural sway. There are different inputs from multiple senses that contribute to a person’s balance. These senses are vestibular, visual, and proprioceptive.
The Micromedical Technology Balance Quest System and the Biodex Balance System are used for assessing and treating those who have abnormal results in any of the three senses.These machines evaluate neuromuscular control by verifying a patient’s ability to maintain a stable posture while disrupting each sense individually. The Biodex system also allows for training to enhance abilities that may have been impaired through injury.
The Biodex Gait Trainer is a good measurement for patient’s who have suffered from different conditions ranging from stroke and spinal cord injuries to neurologic and vestibular disorders. It is used to regain a symmetrical gait by giving visual feedback on step length, step speed and right to left time distribution in a patient who has suffered an injury that compromised their gait pattern. These impressive machines have been used daily at the clinic to rehabilitate patient’s with different conditions.