The GyroStim Method in Practice

GyroStim training provides a method of data-driven incremental advancement that ensures maximum training intensity is applied while protecting the individual from over-stimulation, resulting in training sessions that are individualized, optimized, easily tolerated, and effective.

  • A typical training session is 30 minutes, consisting of multiple "runs". Runs are typically thirty to sixty seconds (but can be shorter or longer). Runs are separated by a short rest period.

  • GyroStim sessions are customized to begin at or below each individual’s entry level of function and builds from there. The rate at which the session progresses is driven by the individual’s quantitative and qualitative response to each run.

Getting started:

  • Everyone begins GyroStim training with slow, predictable,
    non-inverting motion profiles.
    This allows individuals of all levels of abilities opportunity to become acquainted with the sensations and activities involved with the training without experiencing motion discomfort or sensory overload.


  • Multiple laser detecting targets are located on the safety perimeter
    surrounding the GyroStim. The individual uses a hand-held laser pointer to hit as many targets as possible during the run.


  • The individual may be instructed to use his dominant hand, non-dominant hand, alternating both hands, or other strategies.

  • Each target hit is communicated to the GyroStim software for processing to provide a quantifiable measure of the individual's ability to respond to the training intensity. In addition, the subject can be tasked with specific cognitive exercises during the run to further individualize and optimize the training.

Data-driven Advancement:

  • At the end of the run, the subject's qualitative response, including headache, dizziness, nausea, brain-fog (VOMS Scale), and other possible symptomatic responses are recorded and assessed together with their quantitative data including target hits per minute and the intensity and duration of the run.

    This information helps the GyroStim operator assess the subject’s response to the current training intensity, and how to proceed with the next run. 


  • The data-driven progression strategy ensures maximum training intensity is applied while protecting the individual from over-stimulation, resulting in training sessions that are individualized, optimized, easily tolerated, and effective.



GyroStim is a versatile tool with a broad spectrum of applications to support people from all walks of life and all abilities ranging from those with profound disabilities to top performing athletes. Ultimately, the goal is the same: to challenge and improve the functional performance of the sensorimotor system.

 
REHABILITATION:
EVERYONE begins with low-intensity training. As abilities improve, the training intensity can be increased, building on current abilities and driving new gains.
ATHLETIC PERFORMANCE TRAINING:
MMA champion supercharging his sensorimotor system for improved hand-eye coordination, situational awareness, object tracking, peripheral awareness, proprioception, reflexes and reaction time.

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