Author Topic: Biodex Machine for Balance  (Read 898 times)

bjhk

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Biodex Machine for Balance
« on: April 26, 2022, 01:38:17 pm »
I found another vestibular PT who uses the biodex machine
Has anyone used it and was it successful; ?  it is a 6 week program and the PT uses the computer to help

biodex.com

donjehle

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Re: Biodex Machine for Balance
« Reply #1 on: April 26, 2022, 06:13:03 pm »
I haven't used any of the biodex machines to restore my balance, but they appear to be a valid form of vestibular therapy.  If someone has experience with them, I would love to hear about it as well.

Thanks for sharing about them, bjhk!
Burning Tongue, Loss of Hearing & Balance, and Tinnitus led to MRI. Very small AN found on 11/23/2021
While watching and waiting, lost significant hearing. WRS now at 12% (down from 100%). Was fitted with CROS system on 3/7/22.  Stable MRI on 7/29/22
No treatment yet.

bjhk

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Re: Biodex Machine for Balance
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2022, 09:50:16 am »
I have been using the biodex machine with a  vestibular PT for 4 week/ 2x per week

It is intense, it works on your brain using a computer with the machine

It appears to be helping a bit, but I have an evaluation next Friday so we will see

I still need a walker when outside the apartment; previously I could use just a cane

I saw my ENT 2 weeks ago
She said if the balance PT is not successful she will order another MRI in October
My radiation oncologist has ordered one for next April, one yr after the MRI showed a/n had stopped growing.

donjehle

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Re: Biodex Machine for Balance
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2022, 02:35:53 pm »
Thanks for sharing your experience so far with the biodex machine, bjhk!

I think it could be helpful for others considering using one to learn from your experience with it.

Please let us know how your evaluation goes next Friday.  I would love to know how much you have improved with it.
Burning Tongue, Loss of Hearing & Balance, and Tinnitus led to MRI. Very small AN found on 11/23/2021
While watching and waiting, lost significant hearing. WRS now at 12% (down from 100%). Was fitted with CROS system on 3/7/22.  Stable MRI on 7/29/22
No treatment yet.

bjhk

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Re: Biodex Machine for Balance
« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2022, 09:39:20 am »
PT dept is trying out the balance vests, so I will be in the trial Tuesday; just fitting and explaining how it works.

I would have to buy it and she thinks Medicare will pay

The bad part is they are a bit heavy and I live in FL
Vests look uncomfortable but I will at least participate

donjehle

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Re: Biodex Machine for Balance
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2022, 06:17:50 pm »
Please let us know how they work for you.  I am not familiar with the balance vests so I'm eager to learn from your experience!
Burning Tongue, Loss of Hearing & Balance, and Tinnitus led to MRI. Very small AN found on 11/23/2021
While watching and waiting, lost significant hearing. WRS now at 12% (down from 100%). Was fitted with CROS system on 3/7/22.  Stable MRI on 7/29/22
No treatment yet.

 


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