We know you have questions.
Here are some frequently asked questions that will help you learn more about REST.
- Why does REST work?
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.
- How Has REST proved its effectiveness?
REST was tested for 30 months in Homes, Hospitals, Schools, Rehabilitation Facilities and by Physical, Occupational and Speech Therapists.
75 Testimonial Letters and Videos were received attesting to its benefits in treating ADHD, Autism, Cerebral Palsy and Down Syndrome.
Hospital Case Studies and University Research Studies demonstrated additional opportunities to treat neuromuscular disabilities and brain injury.
- Who is REST for?
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!
- How do I know if REST will work for my child?
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.
- How much does REST cost?
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.
- Will health insurance pay for REST?
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.
- Is REST returnable?
The company wants all of our clients to be delighted by the therapeutic benefits of equine motion that REST makes universally available.
Purchasers have up to 30 days to return an undamaged REST in its original packaging. The buyer is responsible for all return shipping costs and a $300 re-stocking fee will be charged.
- Is REST portable?
Yes. REST has handles on each end of the device. It can be easily carried by 2 people. REST also is equipped with wheels. It can be rolled from room to room by one person.
- Will REST fit in my car?
It will fit in the back seat or trunk of most cars.
- What are REST’s dimensions?
26” inches long
It weighs 64 pounds.
- Is there a weight limit for REST users?
Yes. 250 pounds is the recommended maximum weight.
- Does REST make any noise?
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.
- Does REST use a special battery?
REST uses a 12V 9ah General Purpose VRLA battery which is widely available. Depending on usage, a battery should last 12-18 months.
A battery charge will last 6-8 hours. It can be charged overnight.
- Is there a proper way to sit on REST?
No. REST provides opportunities for using various positions which riding a horse may not. For example, REST allows for:
- traditional 'saddle' position
- side sitting
- long sitting- legs outstretched
- half- kneeling
The chair is equipped with a sensor. Movement is activated when user sits on the machine. Movement stops when the user gets off the machine.
REST must always be used under adult supervision.
- Does REST offer accessories?
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.
- Where is REST made?
REST is assembled in the USA with over 95% of its parts American made.