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Why Assessments on Balance & Stabilization Are Important

Assessments will help identify weaknesses and evaluate progress, helping each client to meet their goals. Every client brings their own capabilities and limitations. There is not a typical senior client and seniors are motivated to exercise for many reasons. Some are looking for general health and wellness benefits, weight loss help, or opportunities for social interaction. Others may be participating due to a fear of losing their independence if they can’t physically care for themselves. A thorough assessment gives the trainer a better way to serve the client.

The Berg Scale is just one of the assessment tools your Balance & Beyond trainer may use. The Berg Balance Scale (BBS) was developed to measure balance among older people with impairment in balance function by assessing the performance of functional tasks. It is a valid instrument used for evaluation of the effectiveness of interventions and for quantitative descriptions of functions.