ADL Balance Blog

WARNING: Keep Balance Trainer Away From Walls

WARNING: Keep Balance Trainer Away From Walls

To get the most out of the ADL Balance Trainer, keep it away from walls. Walls keep therapists out of the Trainer and limit their ability to spot a...

ADL Leg Press Plus is a Space Saver

ADL Leg Press Plus is a Space Saver

In my previous post "Why are Rehab Gyms so Small" I stated that many rehab facilities are cramped, but most cannot expand their gyms. Among the tip...

Why are Rehab Gyms so Small?

Why are rehab gyms so small? Regular, open-to-the-public gyms are around 20K square feet. My guess is that a typical gym in sub-acute rehab (IPR, S...

Tips to Improve Stepping Strategies

Tips to Improve Stepping Strategies

In the previous post The Body's 4 Natural Defenses to Fight Falls, I noted that patients may lack the coordination and/or leg strength needed to st...

Tips to Improving Hip Strategies

Tips to Improving Hip Strategies

I noted in last blog post (The Body's 4 Natural Defenses Against Falls) that hip strategies are key to recovering from medium-level balance disrupt...

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...

2 Tips to Improve Dynamic Balance with the ADL Balance Trainer

2 Tips to Improve Dynamic Balance with the ADL Balance Trainer

Dynamic balance is the ability to keep steady while standing and moving about. In contrast to static balance (feet stay in one spot), dynamic balan...

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...