Train your Brain!
Physical & Occupational Therapy Exercises
The Qball is not a cure, but a tool used as a part of physical/occupational therapy to improve a variety of symptoms. Vision therapists use Qball as a cost-effective tool to help people overcome lazy eye, strabismus, convergence insufficiency, and other vision deficiencies. It is also used to help overcome many mental and physical disorders that have vision, coordination and reactions as a common symptom, such as: ADHD, Autism, Alzheimers, Concussion, Dementia, Parkinson’s, and stroke survivors.
The Qball works in 3 dimensions – its movement helps train the circuitry between the eyes, mind and body:
- Improves eye movement, tracking, focus and peripheral vision
- Trains coordinated vision and movement skills
- Improves cross brain communication
- Improves reaction time and mental processing speed
- Rewires the brain in a way consistent with normal function
- Specific exercises improve working memory and imagination
It is simple to use, adapts to anyone’s skill levels and challenges people as they progress. It can be bounced slowly or quickly. Going faster certainly increases the challenge, but the speed is controlled by the patient. It can be used alone almost anywhere, and the skills become automated naturally. Over time they improve at their own pace.
Bounce & Catch
How: Bounce 2 Qballs to waist height, alternating hands with each bounce. Place the Qball eye patch over one eye. The concave shape allows the patched eye to be open. Catch the Qballs with your hands on top of the balls. Go as fast as you can. Increase speed of bounces as your skill improves. Switch the patch to the other eye and repeat.
Bounce & Count Visually
How: Bounce 1 Qball to waist height, alternating hands with each bounce. Catch the Qball with hands on top of the ball. Sing a familiar song like “Happy Birthday” to yourself while counting the number of bounces visually up to 1 minute. Your brain must visualize the numbers counted because it cannot count verbally while singing. Go as fast as you can. Keep going even when mistakes are made.
How: Bounce 1 Qball to waist height, alternating hands with each bounce. Don’t watch the Qball directly. Move your eyes to all areas of your visual field while bouncing. Increase speed as your skill improves, and go as fast as you can.
1 Up, 1 Down
How: Bounce 2 Qballs to waist height alternating hands with each bounce. Catch the Qballs with hands on top. With the left hand count each bounce up from 1 to 10. With the right hand count down from 10 to 1. Repeat the exercise switching the count direction of each hand.