Welcome to the BalanceTutor 4D treadmill!
Element Physical Therapy is the second clinic in the United States to have this technology. The BalanceTutor 4D treadmill can move forward, backward and side to side while you are standing still or walking. You are safely put in a harness system that is suspended from a steel frame above you so you will never fall to the ground.
This could be part of your personalized and specialized treatment program at Element Physical Therapy. The BalanceTutor is unique from other treadmill and balance training and has research supporting effective outcomes.
Impaired balance can relate to the following: muscle weakness, vision loss, heart disease, hearing, dementia, risk of falls, osteoporosis, Parkinson’s Disease, Brain Injuries, Strokes, and more. Our therapists take you through training for your balance difficulties in a supervised, safe environment. Has your balance been impacted by any of the following?
- Trips and falls
- Moving in crowds
- Slippery Surfaces
- Daily activities such as grocery shopping
- Going up and down stairs or an inclined surface
- Your work environment
- Obstacles in your walking path
- Dangerous weather
- Uneven terrain
- Returning to sports
With the use of the BalanceTutor 4D Treadmill, we can offer you a unique and personalized balance treatment plan that is symptom-driven and carefully diagnosed to address your balance challenges.
Just a few functions the BalanceTutor Treadmill offers:
- Balance and ambulation training related to underlying conditions including but not limited to:
- Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Stroke, Concussion, Brain Injury, Cerebral Palsy, a wide variety of orthopedic injuries, and high-level challenges for returning to sports.
- Training for specific muscle strength, endurance and functional integration into your daily activities or sports
- 4D balance training, meaning it can provide unexpected challenges to your balance in 4 different directions. This helps to better simulate scenarios in which you experience balance difficulty.
Our goal is to improve your safety, comfort, and confidence in the environments that matter most to you. At home, work and play, an “ounce of prevention” is best every day. Treatments are adjusted with creativity and practicality to meet you functionally where you are today while appropriately challenging you. We are here for you to address your balance concerns! We installed this treadmill in our clinic in the fall of 2019 and have seen the incredible outcomes so far.
We have had a head-injured patient with dizziness on disability walking on the treadmill, giving this patient unexpected movements side to side and forwards and backwards each treatment for one month. This patient now is able to work and wants to work. It has changed this patient’s life.
We are able to take people with various diagnoses and take them to new levels with their balance. The research is valid and reliable. This treadmill is not new technology. It has for the past 5 years and continues to be used over in Israel. This technology is just new to the United States. It is FDA approved.
For more information on the BalanceTutor 4D treadmills by MediTouch, to see it in action, and for additional resources, visit the web pages below or call Element Physical Therapy at 406-543-7860:
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Element Physical Therapy
2001 S. Russell St.
Missoula, MT 59801
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