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5 Balance Exercise Favorites Following Hip Replacement

5 Balance Exercise Favorites Following Hip Replacement

Total hip replacement (THR) surgery entails removing damaged or worn out cartilage in the hip and replacing it with metal, plastic, and/or ceramic ...

Crosswalk #6: Four Square Step Test (4SST) and Haas Balance Book

Crosswalk #6: Four Square Step Test (4SST) and Haas Balance Book

The 4SST is a dynamic balance test that assesses a patient’s ability to step over small obstacles forward, backward, and to each side. The Haas Bal...

Crosswalk #5: Timed Up & Go (TUG) and Haas Balance Book

Crosswalk #5: Timed Up & Go (TUG) and Haas Balance Book

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) is a timed walking test that helps establish a patient’s risk for falling. The Haas Balance Book is a collection of over ...

Crosswalk #3: Tinetti Performance Assessment and Haas Balance Book

Crosswalk #3: Tinetti Performance Assessment and Haas Balance Book

The Tinetti Performance Oriented Mobility Assessment Tool (Tinetti) is a standardized assessment tool for balance and gait that helps establish fal...

3 Ways to Better Use Therapy Cones for Balance

3 Ways to Better Use Therapy Cones for Balance

If you use cones in therapy for reaching and/or balance exercises, check out the following 3 low and no cost ways listed below to help you get more...

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...

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 ...

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...