Can Physical Therapy Help Balance Problems?
We’re one year into chelation therapy now with another two years left to go if we’re lucky. The possibility is very real Gary’s cerebellar degeneration will continue. We stumbled on an intriguing blog while searching for physical therapies we could add to our exercise routine that might help with the balance and gait issues.
Some days are better than others. But you start to worry about what the future will bring when you see someone you love hit the ground. Walking across the living room, and BOOM, down you go. A flat case of losing your balance.
Balance and Gait Therapeutic Alternatives
Cynthia Gibson-Horn is a physical therapist who designed a remarkably straightforward combination of a weighted balance vest worn during physical therapy. The vest, “BalanceWear® Orthotic.” is now available. Treatment includes a patient evaluation so a custom weighted vest can provide counter-balance to the individual’s particular balance needs.
The results are remarkable. Multiple Sclerosis, Spinocerebellar Ataxia, Parkinson’s, Peripheral Neuropathy, and Cerebellar Degeneration patients have all benefited from therapy. Terry Hayes suffers from cerebellar degeneration. Doctors thought she would spend the rest of her life in a wheelchair. Six months later Terry’s progress is astounding.
You can read Terry Hayes story on the MotionTherapeutics Inc website.