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FAQ

"What does S³ mean?"

Safe, stable support.

"How much does S³ cost?"

Commercial: $1,495/device (excludes shipping, volume discount).

Home: $995/device (excludes shipping).

The commercial device costs more because full support is provided for the initial 30 days (e.g., staff orientation, weekly follow-ups).

First-time home purchasers have 3 options: 1) follow online classes; 2) programs set up by their therapist/trainer, or 3) schedule a 1-on-1 Zoom call with Colin via email (colin@s3balance.com) for a  fee, which may be covered by insurance.

"Can S³ be used as a walker?"

No.  S³ is designed only to be used as a stationary exercise/transfer device.  Walkers, on the other hand, should never be used as an exercise/transfer device due to liability & safety risks.

"Does S³ take up much space?"

No.  One device is 33″ x 41″ and works well in small rooms.  For multiple devices & classes, in this video you see Colin quickly and easily store S³ into a corner after class.  If space is a concern, email us a picture of the intended space at meghan@s3balance.com and we’ll try to make it work.

S³ Balance Dimension

 

"Does S³ provide support?"

First-time commercial customers are entitled to a free 30-minute staff orientation + unlimited support the first 30 days.

First-time home customers should follow programming provided on this website or that provided by their therapist/trainer.  One-on-one assistance is available by emailing colin@s3balance.com for a reasonable fee, which may be covered by insurance.

"Is S³ good for joint replacements?"

S³ is an essential tool after hip/knee replacement because it facilitates important strengthening exercises (especially for the hips & thighs) while improving balance.  Walking is great too, but research shows that strengthening in standing is necessary for best outcomes.

"Who can instruct people on S³?"

Anyone with a passion for seniors willing to review the essential videos should make an excellent instructor.

Group classes can be led by staff, residents or via classes from our website. 

"Will using S³ increase liability?"

In the home, using S³ can reduce liability on caregivers because it eliminates heavy lifts when transferring from sitting to standing.  It can also help with getting dressed, as S³ provides needed support while standing. 

In commercial settings, medical research and over 20 years of testing have shown that S³ exercises reduce liability by reducing fall risk and staff strain.  In contrast, walkers pose exponentially greater risk of liability due to their light weight, tendency to slip and unsupervised usage.

Most facilities offer seated activities, which don’t reduce falls because standing balance isn’t challenged.  As long as users maintain a safe hand position while using S³, a fall is extremely unlikely.

"How does a facility recruit participants for S³ classes?"

  1. Meal time announcements.  We can provide copy.
  2. Announcements before/after exercise classes.
  3. Encouragement by PTs and OTs to supplement rehab.
  4. Show an S³ video.  We can provide media.
  5. Announce class is starting 10 minutes beforehand.
  6. Create teams and compete to see who attends the most in 30 days.

"What is the weight capacity of the device?"

600 pounds.

"What are the height requirements for those using S³?"

The inclined handlebars of S³ can accommodate people who are 4 feet, 8 inches up to 6 feet, 8 inches tall.  However, people outside this range have successfully used the device.

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