Patient journey

It is estimated that more than 53 million adults are affected with severe balance disorders, limiting their balance and mobility. Many people experience the signs and symptoms of a balance disorder, but they either receive a false diagnosis or do not recognise them.

If you or a close relative has a severe balance disorder, you might not be aware of it or may not know how to treat it. Follow the steps below to find answers to your questions and a solution to your balance condition.

Questionnaire

Answer the next questions to assess the state of your balance:

  • When you are still, does it feel like everything is moving?
  • Do you experience unbalance when sitting or lying down?
  • Do you frequently feel unsteady?
  • Have you experienced falls over the past six months?
  • Do you suffer from imbalance?
  • Do you feel dizzy, lightheaded or like you are about to faint?
  • Do you have blurry vision?

If the answer is yes to one or more questions, your balance or the balance of your relative might be at risk. For more information on how to obtain a balance assessment and a qualification to get a BalanceBelt, follow steps 1 to 4.

Do you have any additional questions? Do not hesitate to contact us. We’ll get back at you as soon as possible.

1. Getting more information on balance disorders

Now that you are aware that you or a close relative may have a balance disorder, you can learn more about the different types of balance disorders.

Download our patient brochure hier to identify your symptoms and learn more about the subject. You can watch this video to see the impact of the BalanceBelt with your own eyes.

We also encourage you to read the BalanceBelt ervaringen to find out more about the positive significance of the daily life of some of our BalanceBelt users.

2. Taking action on your balance issue

You now have more knowledge about balance disorders, their causes, symptoms, and potential treatments. Here is what you should do:

Ask your general practitioner to refer you to a Balance Clinic or to your ENT doctor (otolaryngologist). They will assist you in getting a screening, a physical examination, and a balance assessment.

You will take a few tests as part of the evaluation, including the rotary chair testing, caloric testing, and vHIT testing.

Most importantly, remember to have patience and help your clinician understand your condition. If a close relative to you is experiencing a balance disorder, remember to be understanding and support them in this process.

3. Results assessment and treatment

After testing your balance, healthcare professionals will evaluate the results. You might require additional testing, depending on your condition.

You and your doctor can then decide what type of treatment and management is best for you based on the results of your tests. Here, a vestibular specialist can inform you of your potential eligibility for a BalanceBelt trial.

4. Trial and purchase of the BalanceBelt

Follow the next steps to get a 14-day trial and to purchase the BalanceBelt:

  • Before to the trial, please measure your waist size. This way, you will receive a BalanceBelt with you right size to ensure that it fits properly for optimal body contact.
  • At the balance clinic, you will be required to complete questionnaires about your current mobility status and daily activity (including your balance history and potential falls). Additionally, instructions on how to operate, calibrate, and charge the BalanceBelt will be provided.
  • You can now try the belt in the clinic, where you will be asked to perform certain tasks wearing the belt under the supervision of your vestibular specialist.
  • After making sure you are comfortable wearing the belt, you will now borrow it for a two-week trial at home while engaging in daily activities both indoors and outdoors. This will help your body adjust to the feedback from belt.
  • After two weeks, you will return to the clinic to analyse the results of your trial. Your clinician may ask you to repeat some tasks to compare them to your previous performance. The outcome of the trial will be determined by the clinical evaluation.
  • If your evaluation is positive, you can now either purchase the BalanceBelt directly from us here, going through our local business partners, or going through your health insurance.