Shirley, New York (PRWEB) May 11, 2011
Biodex Medical Systems, Inc. announces new features available on the newly enhanced Balance System SD, a tailored balance assessment and conditioning system for athletes to older adults. The Biodex Balance System SD has been designed to meet the needs of everyone looking to improve balance, increase agility, develop muscle tone and treat a wide variety of pathologies. The system is an excellent tool in the fields of Fall Prevention, pre- and post-surgical rehab and serves as a neurorehabilitation tool for balance and mobility programs. The Balance System SD allows testing and training in both static and dynamic formats.
Nearly seven million doctor visits annually involve complaints of loss of balance; clearly demonstrating a need to properly diagnose and treat with accurate technology. The Balance System SD includes five test protocols, six training modes; and comes with new features: a larger 12-inch intuitive “touch screen,” upgraded software and a built-in interactive “Catch Game” for balance training showing a patient’s progressing skills. Testing and improving balance post-surgery, for joint replacement, is crucial to prolonged gait recovery. Extremely versatile, it is the only system that provides fast, accurate Fall Risk Screening and Conditioning for older adults. Results are delivered within minutes and information provides critical data for use in determining the best therapy to reduce recovery time.
Using the Balance System SD, clinicians can assess neuromuscular control by quantifying the ability to maintain dynamic bilateral and unilateral postural stability on a static or unstable surface. Important after surgery or an athletic injury, is the ability to accurately diagnose and immediately begin treating patients to regain greater balance and control. The Balance System SD is also embraced many organizations for use in concussion management, in conjunction with their Play It S.A.F.E.® software, to help answer the question, “Can this athlete return to play?”
Ideal for Fall Screening and Conditioning Programs, Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Patients and Concussion Management, the Balance System SD allows clinician the ability to indentify and modify the factors which lead to falls, before the falls, treatment and testing of joint replacements, ACL, ankle sprain, fractures, amputee patients and neurological disorders and is an objective tool in balance assessment for athletes.