The HUMAC Balance System for Evaluation and Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk

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The HUMAC Balance System for Evaluation and Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk

 

The innovative HUMAC Balance System has been designed to help individuals (especially those residing in Senior Living Facilities) test their fall risk by analysing their balance and stability which helps us determine the best fall prevention strategy.The HUMAC Balance System for Evaluation and Exercise to Reduce Fall Risk

 

The innovative HUMAC Balance System has been designed to help individuals (especially those residing in Senior Living Facilities) test their fall risk by analysing their balance and stability which helps us determine the best fall prevention strategy. 

How Does the HUMAC Balance System Work?

The HUMAC Balance System is a simple screening tool consisting of a balance plate which is linked to software on a laptop. This integrated software allows the therapist to assess the patient’s stability and balance, on one or both feet. The data is then compared to a norm scale based on the values achieved by others in the same age group. The data can serve as a baseline to assess current status and compare that with future results in order to determine the efficacy of a fall risk programme or the effect of a fall (or incident and other factors) that may lead to physical deterioration. The risk of falling increases with age and may lead to dependency on others and a sedentary lifestyle that may contribute to other health issues. The HUMAC Balance System works on visual feedback and is also used to create fun exercise sessions in which the patient is challenged according to his or her level of confidence and ability.

What Can We Learn from The HUMAC Balance System?

The HUMAC Balance Systems allows healthcare professionals to determine the level of stability of a patient, which contributes to fall risk and is a valuable tool in concussion screening.

Your balance is not affected by your age alone. Any trauma, whether physical, mental or even planned surgery may affect your balance and hinder full recovery. The following injuries warrant a complete assessment.

  • Joint injuries
  • Orthopedic Post-Surgical, including joint replacements
  • Post Trauma (e.g. car accident)
  • Neurological Disorders
  • Vestibular Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Sport injury

HUMAC Balance Systems: Helping Healthcare Practitioners Determine the Best Fall Risk Prevention Strategy

Exercise can reduce your risk of falling, improve your balance, prevent secondary injuries and improve your performance. If you are not sure if your balance needs attention, why don’t you contact us, we will be able to quickly assess if you may be at risk, Jacky Hattingh, contact us today!

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