The web portal contains instructional videos and scoring samples of all twenty-seven task evaluations in the BESTest as well as explanations of of the six main balance categories.
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A form that you can download or print that assits in scoring patients or subjects.
Save or Print: BESTest_ScoreSheet.pdf
A printout reference of tasks that can act as a guide and notes while watching videos, or as a quick reference while first leanring and starting to administer the BESTest. Includes both instructions for the clinician, and a script of what to say to the subject.
Save or Print: BESTest_Script.pdf
The purpose of this workshop is to develop skills in using a systems balance evaluation to differentiate complex balance disorders in neurological patients.
Participants will learn how to use this BESTest evaluation to design more specific, effective rehabilitation treatments for balance retraining. This systems approach is useful for patients with very mild balance deficits as well as patients with very complex balance deficits. Examples from patients with Parkinsons disease, vestibular disorders and cerebellar ataxia will be used to illustrate how different balance evaluations lead to different treatments.
Use of the BESTest will give clinicians a new tool for quantifying balance and differentiating balance deficits to design more effective treatments.