Bal-A-Vis-X is a program that was developed by Bill Hubert. The program stands for Balance/Auditory/Vision/eXercises,
“Bal-A-Vis-X is a series of some 300 exercises, most of which are done with sand-filled bags and/or racquetballs, often while standing on a Bal-A-Vis-X balance board. Requiring multiple thousands of mid-line crossings in three dimensions, these exercises are steadily rhythmic, with a pronounced auditory foundation, executed at a pace that naturally results from proper physical techniques. Bal-A-Vis-X enables the whole mind-body system to experience the symmetrical flow of a pendulum.”
Many of our therapists have taken training to use Bal-A-Vis-X movement activities with their clients. These activities can take place one-on-one or in groups and many kids bring home the balls and activities as part of their home programming. Families report gains in incoordination, visual tracking, and reading. The rhythm, repetition, and relational aspects of this modality are also a great way to insert trauma-responsive nervous system calming into a fun daily activity!