Occuaptional Therapist Jen DeFeo demonstrates using the Tyromotion balance board

 

“The Tyromotion Tymo balance board can be used to assess weight distribution in sitting or standing.”

 

“The visual feedback provided on the computer monitor allows the patient to understand and feel more symmetrical or upright, which can often be a problem following a stroke or a brain injury.”

 

“The Tymo board is used for balance training and to work on righting reactions needed to prevent falling with loss of balance. This in turn helps decrease fall risk.”

 

 

“The level of difficulty can be graded with the use of attachments to the board. Use of the board without an attachment allows for a more stable surface to begin weight shifting and balance training in sitting or standing.”

 

“A survivor of spinal cord injury who may not have any movement in or use of their legs, can work on postural control and sitting balance while seated on the Tymo board.”

 

 

“Two different attachments to the board allow for more extreme one directional weight shifts (either side to side or forward and backward (similar to a see-saw motion) or for more extreme multidirectional weight shifts in all directions.”

 

“Survivors of stroke or brain injury or even older adults can work on improving balance with these attachments. The use of the gaming system provides a fun, interactive way to work on balance. Patients seem to really enjoy the use of this type of modern technology during treatment sessions.”


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