3 Balance Trainers - What's the Difference?

95% of activities of daily living (ADLs) involve movements of the trunk and arms. These movement alter the body’s center of pressure, which challenges balance, e.g., the bigger the movements, the greater the balance disturbance. Functional balance challenges are those that occur from movements of the trunk and arms, like those seen in ADLs. ADL 365 Inc. specializes in the innovation and manufacturing of functional balance equipment.

In addition to the flagship ADL Balance Trainer, we’ve recently added 2 more Trainers: Tabletop and Single-Stack. All three Trainers emphasize functional movements to improve balance. They all are also sturdily built, include a lifetime guarantee, and do not require electricity. However, they are all different. Below is more detail on the features of each Trainer:

  1. ADL Balance Trainer. This was our first product and remains our most popular. With four adjustable platforms, 2 each in vertical and horizontal directions, reaching can be progressively challenged throughout a wide-variety of directions. In addition to emphasizing functional movements (reaching, turning, stooping, etc.), it allows for balance training in sitting and standing. With the removeable black platform, the therapists can spot, facilitate, and support patients from the front. The removeable platform is key for assisting patients learning to sit or stand without help. Replace the black platform, and the patient can work on balance with the therapist spotting them from behind. The Balance Trainer is also wide enough for wheelchairs, standers, and harnesses to fit inside of. Additionally, the use of colored platforms and items are useful for Balance Games, which are 7 different games that provide visual and cognitive challenges to patients while they work to improve their balance.
  2. ADL Tabletop Trainer. Adds reaching in the vertical direction to tabletop activities, including cones, pins, dominos, checkers, etc. With a center rack and two vertically adjustable platforms, the Tabletop Trainer takes single-surface tasks to new heights. Use the platforms (or rack) to stack, clip, place or retrieve items (cones, clips, rings, puzzles, etc.) in a manner that mimics reaching heights and movements seen into cupboards, cabinets, or refrigerators.
  3. ADL Single-Stack Trainer. The trimmest of all the Trainers, the Single-Stack provides one adjustable height platform in the vertical direction. Like the Tabletop Trainer, it adds vertical reaches to tabletop activities, mimicking reaches into cupboards, cabinets, or refrigerators.

Feature

Balance Trainer

Tabletop Trainer

Single-Stack Trainer

Reach Directions

Up, down, across midline

Up, across midline

Up, across midline

# Platforms

5

2

1

Spotting Options

Front, side, back

Side, back

Side, back

Positions

Sitting or standing

Standing

Standing

Balance Games

Yes

No

No

Mounting

Sits of floor

Bolts through tabletop

Clamps to tabletop