By simulating the unique motion of a slow walking horse, REST allows the user to experience the relaxing and calming effects of this movement. In particular, REST provides the vestibular input which can lead to improved gross and fine motor skills, postural stability, trunk control, focus, attention and regulation.
REST helps relax, calm and focus children and adults with neurodevelopmental challenges. Teachers and parents have reported significantly improved productivity and motor skills.
Physical and Occupational Therapists have found that REST is an excellent tool when used in therapeutic protocols to better develop core strength, balance and postural stability in individuals with low muscle tone.
REST is used in Homes, Schools, Hospitals, Doctors’ Offices, Rehabilitation Facilities, Therapists’ Offices, and Sensory Rooms.
REST brings the therapeutic benefits of equine motion anywhere…without the need of a horse!
In more than two years of field testing, REST has demonstrated 95% efficacy in helping children and adults with ADHD; while also assisting in developing core strength and balance in people with neuromotor challenges.
Because of the unique differences among children diagnosed with Autism, it has proven to be difficult to predict those children with ASD who will positively respond to REST’s equine motion. There are many children with Autism who have experienced positive results while using REST in classrooms or with Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Pathologists.
Before considering purchasing a REST for home use, we advise parents of Autistic children to learn if their child’s school or one of the medical practitioners treating their child is using REST and, if so, whether their child had a positive response to it.
REST costs $2,995.00 including shipping and handling.
There is a 10% discount applied to purchases of 3,4 or 5 units ordered at the same time in a single transaction. There is a 15% discount for 6 or more units ordered at the same time in a single transaction. Also, the 10% and 15% discounts only apply if the purchases are sent to one address.
At this time, REST does not qualify for insurance reimbursement. However, you may be able to use funds from a Health Savings Account to purchase a REST. Check with health professionals, HSA administrator and your tax advisor.
Even though REST is a mechanical device that uses an electromechanical operating system, it is extremely quiet. Its use in classrooms and by Occupational Therapists, Physical Therapists and Speech Pathologists shows its low hum is not an impediment and, in fact, is calming to many users.
At the present time, Gait does not offer any accessories such as footstools for small children or a saddle for children who might enjoy the additional feeling of being on a horse. However, many of our users have improvised as shown below.