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Jan 17, 2006

Computerized balance retraining

Physical and occupational therapists at Rush University Medical Center are using diagnostic technology and computerized balance retraining device for patients with disequilibrium, dizziness, orthopedic or head injuries regain their stability.
The computerized balance retraining device uses visual biofeedback, coupled with sensitive, real-time monitoring of patient movement on a force platform. According to Rush UMC rehabilitation professionals, the method improves a patient’s overall balance through motivating protocols that can be progressed as the patient‘s capabilities improve.

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