The Pulse

Improving Balance and Functional Mobility

Posted by ACP - Accelerated Care Plus on Jan 24, 2023 12:00:00 PM

This 71-year-old woman was referred to a skilled nursing facility for rehabilitation services due to requiring increased assistance with all functional tasks after a five-day hospitalization due to nine falls in one week and diagnosis of a urinary tract infection. Prior to hospitalization she lived with her grandchildren in a single story home with four steps at the entry and was independent with ambulation and all functional activities including meal prep.

Physical and Occupational Therapy: (5x/week x 2 weeks)Capture_PSS-00019

OmniVR® Virtual Rehabilitation System
• Transfer training using Bingo virtual reality (VR) exercise
• Balance and gait using City Walk VR exercise

Additional Interventions
• Gait training, balance training, and therapeutic exercise



This woman is very happy she progressed so quickly with therapy and that she was able to return home with her family’s support. She enjoyed using the virtual reality rehab system and stated “I really like competing with the other patients on Bingo!” The therapists feel the OmniVR really helped improve her ability to get up from the chair and walk.

Topics: Fall Prevention & Balance, Patient Success Story