Exercise has been shown to help ease Parkinson’s symptoms. The Isodynamics Reviver machine is designed to stimulate the vestibular system, the sensory system that provides a sense of balance and information about body position.
The Reviver works by placing the user at a tilted angle and rotating them in a slow and radial, wave-like motion. The reaction to being tilted off-balance can induce a brain response that activates muscles across the body, including those that may be dormant as a result of age, infrequent use, damage, or disability. Specifically, it activates nerve pathways that then aid in balance, enhance muscle strength, and help resist the effects of gravity.
Early evidence suggests the REVIVER can improve mobility and lessen Parkinson’s symptoms, with patients demonstrating a 22% increase in mobility; namely, quicker “up and go” test times over an average of 26 days. This test measures the time it takes for a person to rise from a chair, walk three meters (about 10 feet), turn around and return, then sit down again.