Balance changes are common following sports injuries, and balance testing is a key component of concussion testing protocols. With BTrackS™ Sport Balance, Sports Medicine Professionals no longer have to rely on subjective, unreliable and inaccurate visual testing methods such as the BESS to determine changes in balance following injury. Instead, BTrackS™ Sport Balance provides objectibe testing results in less than two minutes, allowing for more confident decisions to be made regarding an athlete’s balance status.
BTrackS™ software is provided via internet download following purchase of the system. Double click the setup file and follow the installation instructions to load the Better Balance & Posture application onto your Windows PC, laptop or tablet.
Enter information about the athlete to be tested in order to establish a profile for tracking purposes. Profile information is saved locally to the computer or can be linked to the cloud via a private cloud profile system (PCPS).
The BTrackS™ Balance Test (BBT) is designed to detect disrupted balance in a quiet, eyes-closed, feet shoulder width apart standing position. Three trials of 20 seconds are used to measure the average number of centimeters of postural sway.
BTrackS™ Sport Balance provides instant results following testing. These can be printed to share with the individual being tested, other health professionals or for insurance purposes. These results are also stored locally for later reference.
Following each baseline balance test, athletes are given a BTrackS™ Percentile Ranking (BPR). This result compares the athlete’s balance performance to individuals of the same age and sex in the BTrackS™ normative database. The Using this indicator, athletes in the lower percentiles can be identified as candidates for balance improvement training, even when “healthy” at baseline. The BTrackS™ normative database is one of the largest in the world with over 17,000 individuals collected.
Balance testing is a recommended component of complete concussion management systems. With BTrackS™, gold standard balance information is objectively obtained in less than two minutes from all high risk athletes in pre-season, and following potential concussive events. Using minimal detectable change (MDC) statistics, alterations in balance from baseline are then monitored throughout the return to play period. Published research now shows that BTrackS™ Sport Balance is twice as effective as the popular BESS method for Concussion management.