Computerized Stability Assessments for Seniors
Are you aware of your mobility?
Mobility— how you walk and balance—affects your quality of life and impacts how you age, making it an effective litmus test for healthy aging. Similar to weight or blood pressure, gait, balance, and plantar pressure measurements can be used to indicate your overall health and stability.
The modern technology used in our clinic makes accessing this information quick and easy, allowing us to objectively assess your stability and develop customized, data-informed treatment plans.
How Do Our Computerized Stability Assessments Work?
1. Stability Assessment
The Stepscan Gait Analysis System's unobtrusive, computerized assessments provides your clinician with insights into your walking ability and balance, summarized into a Stability Score.
2. Individualized Treatment Plans
Then your clinician, a Certified Stepscan Analyst, uses your Stability Score to develop a customized treatment plan to improve your strength and physical performance.
3. Additional Care, As Needed
Based on your assessment, your clinician may recommend additional services to address weaknesses and build your long-term stability.
Monitor, Measure & Manage
Walking ability and balance can indicate your overall stability and health. Research suggests that the following five measurements are key performance indicators (KPIs) as you age:
- Gait Velocity (Speed)
- Gait Rhythm
- Gait Pressure Gait Variability
- Balance (Postural Sway)
These five KPIs are objectively measured by our Stepscan Gait Analysis System to produce an aggregate Stability Score.
Your Stability Score tells you and your clinician how well your gait and balance compares to averages for your age group, and may indicate specific areas of weakness or imbalance. Your clinician can then develop a custom treatment plan to address your individual needs.
In some cases, your clinician may recommend additional services or treatments (e.g. - assistive devices, orthotics, massage therapy, occupational therapy, hearing tests, etc.) to promote your long-term health.
Be proactive, not reactive
Take action today. Book your first Mobility Assessment.