Unexpected Perturbation System

The balancetutor’s new technology allows the therapist/trainer to create postural perturbation such as a slip or a trip.

Its advanced technology utilizes the platform’s movement in a medial/lateral and forward/backward direction while the patient is standing, walking or running allowing customized postural control practice in the specific gait phase that the therapist/trainer chooses to focus on. This allows for a vast range of physical therapy indications.

It is the only rehabilitation system that employs an advanced 4D perturbation patented treadmill and multiple force and movement sensors.

Traditional physical rehabilitation is based mainly on proactive training (self-initiated actions). Clinical research has shown that in addition to proactive training, reactive training must be targeted. Traditional tools and methods simply can’t target reactive response training due to major safety issues and a lack of sophisticated treatment customization.
A postural perturbation is a sudden change in conditions that displaces the body posture away from equilibrium.
Reactive postural control response is an automatic “like reflex” response which is initiated by unexpected postural perturbation in order to maintain balance and can be improved through practice for example a compensatory step following a slip or a trip.
The system’s unique technology for the first time allows training reactive postural control response while standing or walking at different gait phases. This is not treated in traditional practice. Together with proactive training the system allows for optimal rehabilitation outcome and recovery

What is Perturbation training?

“Perturbation training is a type of neuromuscular training that refines neural pathways to promote effective muscular recruitment patterns and dynamic joint stability.”

 Jeffrey B. Taylor. Lower Extremity Perturbation Training. Strength and Conditioning Journal, Vol. 33 (2), 2011
It takes 54 msec for your personal muscle proprietors to detect the stretch of an inversion ankle sprain?
It takes another 72 msecs for the peroneals to reactively contract to try and prevent the ankle sprain.
Together that’s 126 msecs
It takes only 80 msecs to invert and sprain your ankle.

The BalanceTutor is the best solution for high-level athletes searching for optimal recovery following a sport related injury or rehabilitating after surgery:

Integrate the BalanceTutor system into your facility.

Clinical Applications Clinical Indications Unique Features
Weight bearing encouragement Rehabilitate post-injury/surgery Easy and fast set up
Specific single and group muscle activation ACL/PCL rehabilitation Programing manual/automatic postural perturbation
Multi task locomotor performance Muscle strain Vast range of rehabilitation protocols
Spatiotemporal neuromuscular coordination  Muscle strengthening  Measurement and recording of center of pressure (COP)
Automatic postural adjustment ability  Muscle stretching Objective evaluations and documentation of patient’s progress
Improvement of compensatory step  Automatic response
Force control optimization Joint stabilization
Proprioception training Muscle Coordination
Sensation, muscle strength, joint stabilization and coordination Sensory rehabilitation
Injury prevention