Results with Exercise Therapy for the Handicapped

The regular use of a therapeutic exerciser has helped handicapped children and adults in a wide range of ways!

  • Eye contact, tracking, eye-hand coordination, focusing, dramatically improved vision.
  • Increased attention span, improved learning skills.
  • Social awareness, interaction with peers, self-confidence.
  • Vocalization, improved speech.
  • Independent purposeful movement, muscle development.
  • Head control, trunk balance, independent righting.
  • Improved circulation, improved bowel function.
  • Reduction in extension spasticity, less startle reflex.


  • Release of frustration, improved morale, enjoyment.


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  • Easier to feed after exercise, better appetite.
  • Self feeding, finger foods, spoon, fork.
  • Desensitization of skin areas, particularly soles of the feet, starting by letting the user splash their feet in warm water, shaving foam, etc.
  • Crawling, independent mobility, knee walking, walking, running.
  • Reduction of Athetoid movements allowing the person to control their electric wheel chair independently after exercising in the Therapeutic Merry Muscles.

Therapists have reported that clients who were fearful when they were placed in a hammock are much less afraid doing Sensory Integration and Vestibular Stimulation techniques using the Therapeutic Merry Muscles.

The Therapeutic Merry Muscles. is used for:

  • Sensory integration
  • Vestibular stimulation
  • Gait training
  • Desensitizing soles of feet
  • Occupying a child while tube feeding to distract the child from yanking tubes
  • Encouraging weight bearing in hypertonic children
  • Allows wheelchair-bound adults to move in upright position.
  • Early recovery periods after injuries