Balance Matters™ is a multisensory feedback system that enables clients to know if they are performing their exercises correctly and to problem solve and self-correct their movement patterns. Immediate feedback provides the ability to
focus attention and enhance performance. Clients perform at the appropriate levels of intensity and difficulty and are challenged beyond their self-selected levels. Auditory feedback allows simple sensory processing and promotes
symmetry of gait. Information related to pressure from the lower extremities reduces reliance on vision for walking.
Components of gait that are challenged include step length, base of support, center of gravity, push off, forward progression, and initial contact after limb advancement. Static and dynamic standing balance are challenged and improved
with gradual progressions in level of difficulty. Patients become cognizant of their gait mechanics including step width, step length, and foot angle. The enhanced feedback results in increased motivation to strive for higher
levels of difficulty and intensity.
The system provides qualified healthcare providers with full control over the amount of feedback given to clients and facilitates the gradual reduction of feedback as clients progress through their exercise programs.
With consistent use of Balance Matters™, clients achieve smoothness and accuracy with movement by gaining sensitivity in error detection, improving sensory organization, integrating calibrated reflexes, and improving coordination.
Refer to education section to learn more about structuring treatment interventions using some Neuroplasticity Principles.