Normal balance requires the integration of three sensory systems; visual, vestibular (inner ear), and somatosensory (skin, muscle, tendon, and joint sensations). Balance is maintained through a complex process involving sensory detection of body movement, integration of sensorimotor information within the central nervous system (CNS), and execution of appropriate musculoskeletal responses.Read more
CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) offers an integrated solution for stability and balance related disorders. CAREN supports the use of therapeutically constructed Virtual Reality (VR) applications using real-time feedback. Dedicated assessment applications are used for objective and quantitative measurements, while motivating exercise activities help to train impaired balance control and stability. Balance (or static postural stability) and dynamic stability are key features in many therapeutic programs. Many patients with neurological disorders experience difficulties in balance and stability control, potentially restricting a healthy active lifestyle. Impaired balance and stability is often also the cause of falls, with devastating consequences like extensive rehabilitation programs or even hospitalization. CAREN can measure and improve postural stability and balance control. Read more
Motion Equilibrium Reprocessing Therapy (MERT) can be used in all patients who need to be treated for maintainance of balance like appears in non- progressive vestibular , motor and neurological conditions. MERT is the most advanced habituation therapy for patients with non- progressive vestibular disease. Read more
CAREN (Computer Assisted Rehabilitation Environment) diagnostic abilities are appropriate for any person who has problems from a neurological or neuromuscular condition remaining after initial diagnosis and treatment.
The commonest conditions that are diagnosed and treated with the technology include head injury, stroke, multiple sclerosis, motor neuron disease, cerebral palsy and muscular dystrophy, and a wide range of rare disorders and some with undiagnosed disorders. Read more
For anyone who has experienced acute or chronic back pain, you know how pervasive it can be, impossible to ignore yet difficult to treat. There are a number of myths about back pain that sufferers tend to buy into, but not all of them hold water from a therapeutic point of view. Here […]Read More (0)
Do We Need to Change How We Treat ACL Tears in Athletes? ACL rupture is an all-too-common athletic injury that physical therapists have been treating for decades. Yet the statistics surrounding return to play (RTP) after an ACL tear and surgical reconstruction are dismal, with only 55 percent of athletes returning to competitive sport after […]Read More (0)