Postwebinar 8

Thank you for attending the HUR Australia’s Webinar August 9th, 2023


We are grateful that our presenters joined us and want to thank everyone in our audience for your interest. We hope that you found the information useful.


Below you will find the recording of this webinar. Our previous webinars and other videos can be seen on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/@huraustralia 



We were very lucky to have our two speakers join us. You can find more information about our speakers and their content below.

Dr Melanie Farlie
BPhysio, PGCPhysio, GCHPE, PhD | APA Research Physiotherapist, MACP, AFANZAHPE, FHEA
Senior Lecturer, Monash University, Department of Physiotherapy

Contact details:
Dr Melanie Farlie, Department of Physiotherapy, Email, LinkedIn

You can read more about Balance Intensity Scale (BIS) here.

Dr Farlie and her team are currently conducting a study to examine the content validity of the BIS in a paediatric population. If you are interested in participating in the study, click here.

Dr Farlie has kindly provided an extended answer to a question from the webinar:

Q: How hard do you recommend people should be working on the Balance Intensity Scale?

A: At this time we don’t know the exact ‘threshold’ of challenge level that is most effective. We are currently working on securing the funding needed for a full scale dose response.
Until that time, we advise the scale is used to

  1. ensure that there is some degree of challenge to exercises prescribed by objectively measuring the intensity level (this is the key thing I find in training sessions, physios realize they aren’t really prescribing challenging exercises once they objectively measure)
  2. use the scale to evaluate if the intensity of a given exercise is reducing to evaluate when to progress an exercise
  3. use the knowledge of the hierarchy of clinical markers to manage risk during high intensity exercise prescription practice

Alexander Ring
Vestibular physiotherapist, Adjunct Research Fellow with IIID - Murdoch University, School of Allied Health - Curtin University

Vestibular Physiotherapy Hypofunction Clinical Practice Guidelines

Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy: www.neuropt.org

You can access Mr Ring’s slides here.