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"Challenging and effective," that's what patients are saying about the expanded Balance Testing and Training program at Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA.

The program, built around the innovative Biodex Balance System SD, can be used for fall screening in older adults, as well as testing and treatment of post-surgical and neurologically-impaired patients. Post-surgical patients can objectively "track" progress and speed recovery time and the program can also act as an objective evaluation of patients after an injury.

Fall Risk Screening Program

Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA has introduced a program for older adults: the Biodex Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning Program. This program can help determine who is at risk of falling by identifying "risk factors" in just a few minutes. If a patient is found to be at risk of falling, a series of suggested interventions can be offered.

What is the Biodex Balance System SD?

The Biodex Balance System consists of a computerized platform and touch-screen control panel that measures a patient's ability to maintain balance. Results are displayed on the large color screen for instant biofeedback as well as printed for "tracking" and insurance reimbursement. Officials say the system compares your results to stored normative data or to previous tests. The Biodex Balance System SD is safe, easy and fun to use. And because it's fun, patients are encouraged to do the work. The display screen is adjusted to eye level and the large print makes it easy for the older adult population to follow along. They see their performance as it is occurring.

For more information or to schedule a Fall Risk Screening call Physical Therapy Associates of NEPA at any of our three convenient locations: Old Forge, Peckville or Hamlin.