ADL Balance Blog

The Body's 4 Natural Defenses to Fight Falls

The Body's 4 Natural Defenses to Fight Falls

Standing balance is one's ability to remain upright and steady. Steadiness is maintaining the body's center of pressure (COP) well within the base ...

5 Steps for Learning to Stand Without Hand Support

5 Steps for Learning to Stand Without Hand Support

A lot of patients in post-acute rehab cannot stand without holding onto something - walkers, tables, grab bars, THERAPISTS, etc. Many of these pati...

5 Areas/Equipment to Improve Balance Following a Stroke

5 Areas/Equipment to Improve Balance Following a Stroke

In this post I will attempt to blend 2 of my favorite areas of Rehab - helping patients recover from strokes (CVAs) and developing equipment/exerci...

7 Areas the ADL Balance Trainer Helps with Cognitive Rehab

7 Areas the ADL Balance Trainer Helps with Cognitive Rehab

The main goal of the ADL Balance Trainer is to improve balance through functional movements, namely reaching. To this end, it was important that re...

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 ...

How Patients Say Balance Exercises are Hard (Verbal and Non-Verbal)

We know, as therapists, that we need to challenge patients with exercises to help them get better. What we don’t know is exactly what the definition of “challenge” means when it comes to exercising balance. A recent study by Farlie et. al. (2015) looked at what patients say when training balance, and how these comments […]