ADL Balance Blog

Crosswalk #1: Berg Balance Scale & Haas Balance Book

Crosswalk #1: Berg Balance Scale & Haas Balance Book

The Berg Balance Scale is a standardized assessment tool for balance. A common strategy for choosing balance exercises is to examine items with low...

Surface Matters for Static Balance

Surface Matters for Static Balance

Surface is the composition of the ground on which the patient is balancing. Surfaces that are soft, unstable, sloped (hills), or uneven (thre...

Take a “Stance” on Balance

Take a “Stance” on Balance

Stance is the position of the feet and legs in standing. Stance has a primary impact on balance, along with movement and surface. Stances that requ...

5 Ways Movements Affect Balance

5 Ways Movements Affect Balance

Movement is defined as a change in body position or location. In addition to stance and surface variables, movement has a primary impact on balance...

Not Functional? Not True.

Not Functional? Not True.

On occasion, I hear feedback that the ADL Balance Trainer is not "functional." We clearly promote it as a functional training product, heck it is e...

ADL Balance Trainer Versatility

ADL Balance Trainer Versatility

The ADL Balance Trainer is a versatile piece of equipment. Below is short video showing variety of balance challenges with the Trainer. It focuses ...

The Balance Bias

The Balance Bias

There is a bias with balance training and it affects the way we challenge patients. The bias is not negative in any way, rather it helps direct how...

Product Spotlight: ADL Quadrant Hurdle

Product Spotlight: ADL Quadrant Hurdle

The ADL Quadrant Hurdle was created to improve dynamic standing balance, specifically the ability to step over small obstacles. The need to avoid o...

Balance Training is a Choice

Balance Training is a Choice

There are a wide variety of ways to challenge balance, including different stances (feet together, tandem, single leg, etc.), surfaces (foam, hip s...

Haas’s 5 Laws of Balance Training

Haas’s 5 Laws of Balance Training

1st law: Standing balance begins when the hands let go. If patient unable to stand without hand support, do not introduce balance challenges. Inste...

20:20 Clarity on Balance Intensity

20:20 Clarity on Balance Intensity

In order to get the most of balance training, the intensity of the exercise needs to be “just right.” Too much support (holding, touching, spotting...

Want Better Balance? Look in the Mirror

Want Better Balance? Look in the Mirror

Patient’s “favor” one leg following injuries and surgeries (hip fractures, joint replacements, CVAs, etc.). Favoring is usually due to pain, weakne...