BalanceWear Vest ~ A “Patient Sample”
This weekend, I had the privilege to participate (as a patient sample) in a course designed to train and certify Physical Therapists with a new treatment option, BalanceWear Torso Weighted Vest. As I shared in a previous post, this vest has the ability to help with a variety of neurologic and orthopedic balance issues. One of the best things about BalanceWear is you’ll know immediately if it will help or not. Nothing to lose, yet so much to gain!
I was one of five patient samples available to help train the PTs with the necessary assessment protocols: evaluation, testing (balance/walking times) and application of weights onto their vest. Each weight is strategically placed to compensate for assessed balance deficits. I must say, my group did a nice job determining weight placement and were pretty close to the weights placed on my actual vest!
It’s so refreshing to watch and hear the excitement of the PTs in attendance. Their eagerness to learn was evident. I can only imagine the number of patients they will impact for the better!
It’s been nearly ten months now since I’ve had my BalanceWear. Is it effective? You bet! Truly helps me stand tall and feeling firmly planted. I haven’t been up close and personal with the floor for quit some time! Recently, I began to experience, “carry over” effects. In other words, my brain is learning to manage my balance issues. Jen (my PT) shared, “The ‘carry over’ is noted when you remove your BalanceWear and maintain your balance!” Blessings right here!
Some days can be challenging and rather difficult, no doubt. Isn’t it important to remember we have many options and decisions that just may provide that needed spark of hope? Trusting He will provide for all our needs!
What works for you? What provides your spark of hope?
“Count Your Blessings”
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