In this episode from the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy Balance and Falls Special Interest Group, Dr. Julie Schwertfeger interviews Dr. Cindy Gibson-Horn, the developer of BalanceWear and owner of Motion Therapeutics Physical Therapy. We discuss her PT background, her clinical ‘aha’ moment about strategic torso weighting to improve balance, and a series of research studies that use the BalanceWear system and assessment methods she developed.
* Here is the 2007 JNPT article with case videos that Dr.Horn references in the podcast:
Gibson-Horn, Cynthia PT Balance-Based Torso-Weighting in a Patient with Ataxia and Multiple Sclerosis: A Case Report, Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy: September 2008 – Volume 32 – Issue 3 – p 139-146 doi: 10.1097/NPT.0b013e318185558f
Please email any questions to BalanceFallsSIG@gmail.com
The Balance and Falls Special Interest Group is part of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy – www.neuropt.org.