The Balance Tracking System (BTrackS) assesses balance by administering five computerized protocols with gold standard force plate technology. Listed below is more information on each protocol.
Balance & Fall Risk Assessment – The balance & fall risk assessment provides a detailed postural sway analysis. After completing four trials, the system will compare one’s result with 200,000 norms and calculate percentile rankings. In addition, a fall risk assessment of low, moderate or high is computed.
Weight Distribution – Weight distribution percentages are calculated in the left/right and front/back directions. The location of the body center of pressure is also computed as it relates to global postural alignment.
CTSIB – The Clinical Test of Sensory Integration and Balance is used to assess how the three sensory feedback systems for balance function relative to one another. The sensory feedback systems are proprioception, vision and vestibular. Then, integrated normative data will provide percentile rankings for each of the four trials.
Limits of Stability – The limits of stability measure the functional base of support using a biofeedback assessment. Patients will stand with their feet flat on the plate and lean as far as possible in all four directions. The total area, as well as the area in each quadrant of the plate is calculated in real time.
Cervical Challenge – The cervical challenge will measure postural sway with the patient’s head in 11 different positions. The different positions expose specific vestibular configurations.