A platform swing is a square carpeted wooden platform hung from 4 ropes. This type of swing offers tilting movements and the occupational therapists use this swing when working on balance, strengthening the core, correcting postural adjustments, and body awareness. The child can sit, stand, kneel, or lay down on the platform swing. It can also be used for children who require vestibular input, E.g. children who are always on the move/go. It can either be used to CALM and settle a child or to ALERT a child so that they can focus on a task after performing the swing activity.
The Flexion Disk Swing is used for balance, swinging and even spinning and is a popular choice with Therapists and Schools. Provides both vestibular and proprioceptive stimulation. Vary the vestibular input from gentle pushing and rocking to a more active shaking, rotating and orbiting. More using for special need treatments.