A long time ago, in a laboratory far, far away...
...Colin Hoobler, a Doctor of Physical Therapy & Biomechanist, conceived the idea of S3 Balance® in the University of Oregon Balance Laboratory while completing his first master's degree. Then came two decades of testing and research to fine-tune a safe way for vulnerable older adults to independently perform standing balance/strengthening exercise to reduce fall risk. Twenty years later, S3 Balance® was born.
Doctor of physical therapy, Boston University (2014).
Master's degree in physical therapy, Hahnemann University (2001).
Master's degree in Exercise and Movement Science, University of Oregon (1997).
Bachelor's degree in exercise science, Oregon State University (1995).
Onsite pilot testing, c.h. Physical Therapy, Beaverton, Hillsboro, Tigard, Milwaukie locations (2003-present)
Onsite trial, Friendship Health Center (2018)
Onsite trial, Avamere Crestview of Portland (2018)
Onsite trial, Marquis at Mill Park (2018)
Onsite trial, Avamere Court at Keizer (2018)
Onsite trial, Washington Gardens, A Memory Care Facility (2018)
Onsite trial, Avamere at Sunnyside (2017)
Onsite trial, Windsong Memory Care (2017-2018)
Onsite trial, Holiday Retirement at Rock Creek (2018)
Onsite pilot testing, c.h. Physical Therapy Pearl location (2008-2010)
Onsite pilot testing (1st generation prototype), Lancaster Village (2003)
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