BalanceWear® is a vest for patients with balance issues, developed by Cindy Gibson Horn, a neurological physiotherapist from the United States. Cindy Gibson-Horn has, during the past 15 years, developed this vest during her daily work with neurological patients in California.
The BalanceWear® vest, utilizing a discrete weight system, delivers sensoric information to the nervous system, and thereby effects the ability to maintain balance. Flexible weights are fitted to the vest, with a velcro system. The vest is light and individually fitted.
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His general condition became much better with the vest, so good that we chose to go to a training session in Barcelona in May 2017 for Parkinson patients with Swingtime v. Elisabeth Dalsgaard. Here there were 2-3 times 1.5 hours of training every day, with music, dance and singing. Our lives were suddenly changed, we could dance together, which we have not done for 10 years.
Niels Christian tried when it got hot to take the vest off during a workout. It took 30 min, then he chose to take it back on. He would rather dance with the heat, instead of not being able to dance. He even managed to train for 20 running strikes. We got the pleasure of music, dancing and singing again. It was just such a fantastic experience. The quality of our life has risen a lot since we have bought the BalanceWear®."
For some patients, you are allowed to fulfill dreams that you did not even think were possible. For others, the dreams are destroyed when the vest does not meet the hope. But also this task, to comfort, pleases me. Becoming a BalanceWear® therapist has made me a better physiotherapist.“