Dynamic Arc Training Module

This course will outline the utilization and optimization of the Dynamic Arc functional balance assessment in your practice

Introducing the Dynamic Arc! Software Installation, Device Assembly, Safety Information

After this introduction, you will be able to understand the specific role the Dynamic Arc fulfills in your facility

True or False on the general abilities of the Dynamic Arc

Software Installation

Device Assembly

Mechanisms of Dynamic Arc

Safety Information

CPT Coding and ICD-10

Setting up the Dynamic Arc

Setting up the Dynamic Arc for assessment video

Setting up walk through

Locate area on score sheet to record "Device Distance" and "Vertical Setting"

Re-Test Measures

What is the first step when setting up the Dynamic Arc for assessment?

What is the 2nd step in setting up the Dynamic Arc for assessment?

Following the patient being properly positioned, what is the 3rd step in setting up the Dynamic Arc?

What is the final step in setting up the Dynamic Arc?

Administering the Assessment

Once set up is complete, you are ready to administer the assessment and collect patient performance data!

Key components in administration

Positions of the Dynamic Arc during assessment


Scoring Protocol

How to score missed markers

Missed marker protocol for Ascending Reach and Outward Reach

A patient uses his RIGHT hand to place marker on eyelet A, B, C however misses eyelet D twice. What is the recorded score?

A patient places marker on eyelet A and B however misses the first attempt at marker C. What happens next?

A patient states that they are not confident to place a marker on the first eyelet D. What happens next?

Choose all circumstances which qualify as a "miss" or a loss of balance

Assessment Analysis

So What Does it Mean???

Analyzing the Data with Focus on Impairment Percentages

Categories of impairment and impact on functional performance

Analysis Example for Evaluation

Analysis Example for Progression Following Intervention

Documentation Shortcuts and G-Code Modifiers


Choose all answers which would be relevant to this assessment result

Peripheral Nerve Decompression Patient - for Physician

Choose all answers that would apply for analyzing this data

Run Through of Complete Assessment for Reference

Assessment Run Through

Final Proficiency Exam

Select the image that shows the Dynamic Arc in the "Ascending from Right to Left" position

The patient is able to place markers on eyelets A, B, and C however misses D one time. What should be done next?

Answer True or False

The Dynamic Arc has been utilized by the following healthcare professionals/settings

Choose the best answer: The Dynamic Arc is best utilized when you want to capture what type of patient performance data?

Match the Balance Category with Activity Experiencing Functional Impairment

–°ombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
1-19% Impairment on Right Side
The patient requires MINIMAL PHYSICAL ASSISTANCE to maintain balance when performing functional movements on the Left Side of the body while rotating the trunk
20-39% Impairment Weight Shift Left to Right
Significant Impairment when weight shifting from the Left leg to the Right leg during functional activities
40-59% Impairment Ascending Reach
Functional activities when reaching upward or downward require MINIMAL PHYSICAL ASSISTANCE to maintain balance and safety
1-19% Impairment Total Score
The patient has a slight overall functional balance impairment when performing ADLs
40-59% Impairment Left Side with Rotation
Patient requires stand-by assistance to maintain safety and balance when weight shifting from side-to-side (both Left to Right and Right to Left)
20-39% Impairment Balance Arc
Patient requires stand-by assistance to maintain safety and balance when performing functional activities that require reaching outward in front of the body
20-39% Impairment Outward Reach
Slight impairment maintaining balance when performing functional tasks on the Right Side of the body

Place the "Set-Up" protocol in order

–°ombine elements from the left column with the elements on the right
First Step
Check to make sure that positioning is correct and that the Dynamic Arc is centered in front of patient
Second Step
Place magnetic marker on horizontal arm of Dynamic Arc covering the logo
Third Step
Have patient step up to "T" shape on either tape or mat on floor. Have patient stand in a comfortable position with feet on either side of perpendicular line separating Left side and Right side with toes touching the front line.
Fourth Step
Have patient bring shoulders into 90 degrees of flexion with hands together. Raise height of Dynamic Arc to height of patient's outstretched hands and move Dynamic Arc toward patient until magnetic marker touches patient's two middle fingers.
Final Step
Locate "Vertical Setting" on column of Dynamic Arc and record. Bring Measuring Tape fastened to Dynamic Arc's base hook toward tape and measure the "Device Distance" from Instrument to center of "T" shape on floor. Record "Device Distance" on scoresheet.

Answer True or False

Choose the MOST APPROPRIATE CPT Code when reporting the Dynamic Arc's Functional Balance Assessment

Identify an appropriate ICD-10 Code that would justify the need for the Dynamic Arc Functional Balance Assessment

Examine this Medicare Part B patient's result. If utilizing G-Code 8981 "Changing and Maintaining Body Position" for evaluation, what would the appropriate modifier be? (answer on next page)

Identify modifier from previous page.

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