ADL Balance Blog

3 Ways to Improve Sitting Balance with ADL Balance Trainer

3 Ways to Improve Sitting Balance with ADL Balance Trainer

In Inpatient Rehab and Skilled Nursing Facilities it is common to have patients that are unable to sit independently. For these patients, learning ...

5 Tips for Learning to Stand Again Using the ADL Balance Trainer

5 Tips for Learning to Stand Again Using the ADL Balance Trainer

As the inventor and avid user of the ADL Balance Trainer, I will spend the next couple of blog posts on treatment tips with the Trainer. While it w...

2 Basic Balance Needs for Patients in IPR & SNF

2 Basic Balance Needs for Patients in IPR & SNF

The primary goal for patients in In-Patient Rehab (IPR) and Skilled Nursing Facilities (SNF) is to discharge home. For this to occur in a safe and ...

Time to Pull the Plug (on Balance)?

Time to Pull the Plug (on Balance)?

WARNING: This blog post is largely opinionated, read with caution. Technology should exist to help our patients, not just because it is visually ap...

3 Balance Trainers - What's the Difference?

3 Balance Trainers - What's the Difference?

95% of activities of daily living (ADLs) involve movements of the trunk and arms. These movement alter the body’s center of pressure, which challen...

3 Reactionary Balance Training Tips

3 Reactionary Balance Training Tips

Sometimes we can anticipate a balance challenge, other times we get caught by surprise. Anticipation is seeing someone walking your way with their ...

5 Ways to Progress Balance Exercises

5 Ways to Progress Balance Exercises

Movements can be modified in 5 simple ways to affect the degree of balance difficulty. In the paragraphs below the following 5 movement modificatio...

Part 4: Balance Systems – Roadmap to Being the Best

This is the last post in a 4-part series on the business opportunities in balance. In the post “The Business Case for Better Balance,” I wrote that being the best at balance is a competitive advantage and includes excelling in 3 areas: knowledge (see 5-Point Check of Balance Knowledge post), equipment (see List of Must Have […]

Part 3: List of Must Have Balance Training Equipment

In the previous post “The Business Case for Better Balance,” I wrote that being the best at balance is a competitive advantage and includes excelling in 3 areas: knowledge (see 5-Point Check of Balance Knowledge post), equipment, and systems. In respect to equipment, I stated the best “have the equipment needed to treat various balance problems […]

Part 2: Five-Point Check of Balance Knowledge

In the previous post “The Business Case for Better Balance,” I wrote that the best practitioners of balance “are very knowledgeable, e.g., information experts, about balance.” In this post I will expand on 5 aspects of balance that you must master to be the best. Balance systems. Systems are comprised of inputs, process centers, and outputs. In […]

Part 1: The Business Case for Better Balance

Why should your facility be the best at treating balance problems? It can mean taking better care of your community. It can also mean additional referrals and revenue. Below is the business case for better balance programs. Our population of older adults is growing. By 2050 the population of older adults in the US will […]