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Balance assessment and training in an elderly neurological patient: a case study

Balance assessment and training in an elderly neurological patient: a case study

01 - 09 - 2020

Escelsior (PT), A. Fochi (PT), D. Zolezzi (PT)

Riattiva Srl, Lavagna, Italy

In this case report we present a very interesting and valid method of planning a training for a patient to reduce his impairments in balance tasks. This method is called Silver Index, a structured approach to fall prevention for community dwelling elderly subjects provided by hunova. Our goal was finding the patient’s most impaired functional areas that affect mostly balance components and treat them. Once we found the impaired areas, the Silver Index method suggested us the appropriate training. In this case report we present the patient’s data who resulted impaired deeply in 2 functional areas compared to the non-fallers reference data. After a focused training on hunova the subject’s performance got better. The improvements we observed encouraged us to share this experience: in response to the robotic training program the patient’s dynamic balance skills were into normal limits and felt more confident walking.

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