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Reactive Balance Training Toolkit

This module provides additional information and resources for conducting reactive balance training, including:

  1. Examples of internal and external perturbations
  2. Demonstrations of common problems with reactive balance control, and suggested training strategies to target these problems
  3. Demonstrations of suggested methods to progress the difficulty of reactive balance training
  4. Case studies, showing how the principles of reactive balance training can be implemented with a real client

The module contains over 30 minutes of videos and additional explanatory documents. Learners will also have the opportunity to ask the developers questions about implementing reactive balance training.

Reactive Balance Training Toolkit (ReBal Kit)

About the developers

Avril Mansfield is a Senior Scientist at KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, University Health Network, Affiliate Scientist in Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute, and an Associate Professor (status only) in the Department of Physical Therapy, University of Toronto. She conducted some of the first clinical trials to demonstrate that RBT can improve reactive balance control.

Elizabeth Inness is the Leader of the Mobility Innovations Centre at KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute, which uses an integrated knowledge translation (KT) approach to develop evidence-informed, clinically-relevant practices and programs of care. She has led various research and integrated KT initiatives that have advanced physiotherapy practice in the area of aerobic exercise testing and prescription and clinical and technology-based assessment of balance. She has also been instrumental in increasing uptake of RBT within the clinical programs at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.

Cynthia Danells is a Clinical Research Coordinator at KITE-Toronto Rehabilitation Institute. She is a physiotherapist with over 20 years' experience in neurorehabilitation practice and research. She has contributed to developing RBT programs for people with stroke as part of clinical trials, and has assisted with implementing RBT in clinical care at the Toronto Rehabilitation Institute.