Myths, Misconceptions, and FACTS about GyroStim

GyroStim is innovative; it is unprecedented in its approach to therapy, rehabilitation, and human performance.
It challenges and is changing the status quo and opens the door to many new opportunities
that were simply not possible in the past.
As a result, there are a number of myths, misconceptions, and misunderstandings about it---
and it’s important to set the record straight about a few things:

GyroStim training is based on an incremental progression strategy that helps you recalibrate your balance system --- naturally.

GyroStim training begins with very easy, slow, motion profiles that DO NOT GO UPSIDE DOWN. The video below illustrates the incremental progression strategy from Level 1, to Level 3, to Level 5.

  • The individualized training sessions present you with exercises that increase gradually and at a rate that continually challenges your abilities.

  • As your abilities and tolerance for motion continue to increase, you’ll be presented with slightly higher levels of intensity, which further challenges and improves your balance system and abilities.

  • This interactive training improves reaction time and increases tolerance to motions and activities that may have once triggered symptoms.

  • GyroStim has helped thousands of people from all walks of life regain lost function and improve their quality of life.
"That thing would make me sick."

Actually, just the opposite is more likely to be the case.
Challenging your vestibular system is often prescribed as the best way to reduce motion sickness. GyroStim provides a gentle progression of controlled and precise motion profiles that help you
overcome sensitivity to motion.

"I can't do carnival rides or roller coasters."
so I don't think I could do that."

Unlike carnival rides and roller coasters that blast you with full speed right away, GyroStim training gradually increases motion intensity over time, and at a pace that is comfortable for you.  

"How could something
like that possibly work?"

Vestibular stimulation (motion therapy) has been used for decades to help with balance problems, reduce motion sickness, and for a variety of other purposes. The big difference is, GyroStim does it better by adding comfort, safety, power, and control to vestibular stimulation in a way that was never before possible.

"I'd have to go upside down?"

No, you don’t have to go upside down.
GyroStim training begins with slow and easy motion profiles THAT DO NOT INVERT. 
When and IF you are ready, you can choose to progress to motion profiles that do go upside down.
GyroStim uses a self-paced, incremental progression strategy to challenge the balance system,
build tolerance to motion, and reduce motion sensitivity.

"No thanks. It looks like it goes way too fast for me."

Even though you will see videos on this website and on the internet of people moving very fast in GyroStim, it can also go extremely SLOW as demonstrated in the above video. People going fast in any of the videos you've seen online or in social media started their training with very slow motion profiles and worked up to the faster profiles over a period of time.