Strokes affect 33 million people worldwide each year, and are the 5th leading cause of death. A Stroke is a physiological event that can be prevented with medication and lifestyle changes. However, once a stroke occurs, rehabilitation must be undertaken to alleviate the symptoms associated with the specific event. This involves learning new skills to overcome the damage caused. It can be physical or mental damage, but in most cases it is both.
The Qball is the ideal tool that is simple to use, adapts to anyone’s skill level, and provides useful motor skills that rewire the brain in a way consistent with normal function. The result is a faster path to rehabilitation. The Qball trains vision, eye hand coordination and reaction time. These skills are usually affected by a stroke. The Qball trains both sides of the brain and body, ensuring that both are used and one is not allowed to atrophy or wither away. The Qball also trains working memory, speed of processing and creates challenging mental exercises to train problem solving.
Research shows that the brain and body are malleable – meaning they physically change with exercise and training. There is no age limit to these changes. Just like a muscle, the brain can change even at 80 years old. Changes in the brain are called Neuroplasticity. The goal of Stroke Rehabilitation is to rewire the brain to adapt and cope with the damage caused by the stroke, and to reestablish independence and provide quality of life.
To do this the brain must be challenged with exercises that work to reestablish normal function.
Click to view more exercises. They are fun, varied and challenging and keep the mind and body working in a way consistent with normal brain functioning – helping a person to maintain their independence.