What were you using before Quick Board?
Agility ladder drills, balance drills with cone touches, visual cues for dynamic movements.
Summarize three points of frustration you faced.
- Lack of independence with exercises (needed supervision or direction).
- Lack of objective measures to track performance.
- Patients were able to learn motor patterns quickly, no way to randomize patterns.
What was the big a-ha moment when you decided you needed to try something new?
When I saw the Quick Board at a Perform Better conference and was able to demo the device myself.
What were the top reasons you selected Quick Board?
- Gives feedback for patients to use to set goals to accomplish during session (i.e. higher numbers of taps, speed, etc).
- The ability to program or randomize movement patterns for more efficient training.
- Recording of objective measures to track performance over time.
- Program groups of exercises under patient’s file that they can independently run through.
- Wide variety of exercises for improving single limb stability, agility, and motor control or coordination training.
How easy or hard was it to get started with Quick Board?
Pretty easy, just takes practice to understand how to operate.
How has it helped you to overcome the challenges you had before?
It has helped a lot with working on training patients in a way that is different to the other equipment that we have, it gives patients objective goals or tasks, it's easy to make the patient independent with this area of their exercise program.
How is it different than other alternatives you’ve tried?
We can randomize the movement patterns for better training or we can use set sequences or make our own sequences based on the needs of the patient, this allows us to be more specific with their training, it also offers the advantage of using it for open kinetic chain motor training of the affected leg, we can also use previously recorded videos to show patients the drill sequence or record and upload our own video for drills that we create.
What is your favorite feature? Why?
Using the react drill for training.
Tell me about the most positive experience you’ve had using Quick Board.
The Quick Board has been a great addition to our clinic, patient’s find it easy to use and it gives them objective goals to strive for during their training, it offers some variations to their training than other equipment they use, we have been able to use it on high level athletes for sport specific training and older patients for work on reaction and balance so it has been a good tool across our patient population.
How has Quick Board helped you or players achieve goals?
It has given us a tool to deal with specificity of training, we use it for balance training (adding a foam pad or more difficult sequences), agility, motor control, strength, and reaction training.
What specific metrics can you share about the impact it has had?
The most important metric we have been using is the number of touches recorded during drills, this gives our patients objective goals to strive for (basically try to do better than your last set), we can also show progress over time with the data saved in their profile.
What is the single biggest reason you would recommend our offering?
If offers the opportunity to do multiple things with one piece of equipment (agility, balance, motor control, strength, reaction training) and gives the patient objective measures to strive for (sorry Kevin that’s two things).