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A typical therapy session

GyroStim is engineered for versatility. The automation systems are powerful and precise, allowing for a wide range of applications. GyroStim can be used at low levels of stimulation intensity to treat people with severe impairment; at high levels of stimulation to supercharge the sensorimotor system for athletic performance enhancement;  and at any level in between for a multitude of applications. 

 

GyroStim is uniquely capable of providing a wide range of dosage intensities that can be adapted to meet the changing needs of each patient as they progress in their recovery.

  • A GyroStim session typically lasts 30 minutes and is made up of one or more therapeutic stimulations, aka 'runs'.
     

  • Each run is typically between 15 and 60 seconds long. There will be a rest period, typically 50 seconds, between each run, followed by an assessment of symptoms.

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  • Everyone begins GyroStim therapy with slow, predictable, non-inverting motion profiles. This allows people of all levels of abilities the opportunity to experience the sensations of motion and activities involved with the therapy without feeling uncomfortable, anxious, or overstimulated.

  • Multiple laser-detecting targets are positioned on the safety perimeter around the GyroStim. During the run, the patient may be tasked with using a hand-held laser pointer to hit as many targets as possible. Each target hit is communicated to the GyroStim software and displayed on the monitor. The patient may also be given a task to engage them in cognitive challenges (see strategies below) while in motion and attempting to hit targets.
     

  • The GyroStim software converts the patient's number of target 'hits' to a standardized value of 'hits per minute'. This provides the clinician with a quantifiable measure of the subject's ability to perceive, process, and react to the intensity of each run. Keeping score in this way also adds a gamification aspect to the therapy, making it motivating and fun.

  • At the end of each run, subjective responses, i.e. headache, dizziness, nausea, brain fog, and other physiological responses are assessed and recorded together with the objective responses. This information can be used by the clinician to assess how the patient responded to the previous run and for guidance on how best to proceed with the next run. This information is also used for monitoring and preventing overstimulation.

  • The GyroStim software has a library of profiles that provide quick access to GyroStim's 30 levels of intensity. There are four different durations available for each level of intensity. When used with the GyroStim Run-to-Run Progression Strategy (below), the clinician can administer therapy sessions that are individualized, optimized, safe, and effective.

Each GyroStim session should be comfortable, yet challenging. Improving the performance of the sensorimotor system is a fine line that takes precision and control. GyroStim allows the clinician to ride this fine line by administering precisely controlled stimulation to challenge the functional performance of the sensorimotor system without overstimulating the patient. 

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