Swings for Sensory Integration Therapy Designed by Take A Swing Now Offered by Rehabmart.com

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For Thomas Kass, Founder and CEO of Take A Swing, necessity was indeed the mother of invention when he found that his autistic son, John, was getting out of control by the age of ten. Spending the first ten years of his life in a sea of turmoil, his small body always tense, on alert and in constant motion, John had gotten aggressive and scratching, tearing and property destruction became a daily issue for the Kass household. His bright potential was getting lost behind his outrageous behaviors, and his future was starting to look like one of heavy medication, jail or worse. So the Kass family decided to start using Sensory Integration Therapy techniques by taking John to the park every evening where he would swing for hours. He responded very favorably to this therapy, becoming calm and content, thus helping his whole family to relax, as well.

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“The innovative design of these special swings makes it easy for anyone to set up in their own home, no matter how limited space might be. We know our customers will love these swings as much as we do!”

Rehabmart.com, an online e-commerce company that sells rehabilitation and medical supplies, has joined into a distribution partnership with Take A Swing, LLC, to offer swings for Sensory Integration Therapy to a larger consumer market. For Thomas Kass, Founder and CEO of Take A Swing, necessity was indeed the mother of invention when he found that his autistic son, John, was getting out of control by the age of ten. Spending the first ten years of his life in a sea of turmoil, his small body always tense, on alert and in constant motion, John had gotten aggressive and scratching, tearing and property destruction became a daily issue for the Kass household. His bright potential was getting lost behind his outrageous behaviors, and his future was starting to look like one of heavy medication, jail or worse. So the Kass family decided to start using Sensory Integration Therapy techniques by taking John to the park every evening where he would swing for hours. He responded very favorably to this therapy, becoming calm and content, thus helping his whole family to relax, as well.

An idea began to form for Thomas Kass that perhaps he could create a swinging sensory room in their home for his son, for more accessible therapy that didn't depend upon weather changes. He couldn't find a swing frame to fit their needs or John's size, and hooks in the ceiling were out of the question. He wanted the stand to be strong and versatile, while also being portable and easy to set up with the added ability of fitting it into the trunk of his car to bring this therapy with them wherever they may travel. So, Kass used his experience in manufacturing and construction to design and build this ideal swing frame and it worked great. He named it the Homestand II, and from this initial product, his Take A Swing company was born. The Homestand II vastly improved his family's home life, creating a more enjoyable and less hectic environment for everyone. And the normalizing behavior induced by this Sensory Integration Therapy spread to the rest of John's life, with school and respite workers also noticing the wonderful improvements.

As Kass says, “Swinging and the Homestand II won't cure autism. However, I have experienced the positive effect this therapy tool provides, helping families to relax and enjoy each other. It works for us and can work for you and your child, too, providing a safe and comfortable place, ready to go, anywhere you need.” Take A Swing has grown quite a bit since its inception in 1999, and now offers several different types of swings. All of their portable swing stands are easy to set up and can be used anywhere, indoors and outdoors. Their wall mounted and ceiling rafter swings are perfect for folks with limited space, and their therapy swings are safe and comforting, for all swinging and spinning needs, while also being strong enough for adults, and fun and enjoyable for parents and siblings, too.

“We love the Sensory Integration equipment from Take A Swing, and we are very proud to introduce these great products to more consumers,” said Hulet Smith, Founder and CEO of Rehabmart. “The innovative design of these special swings makes it easy for anyone to set up in their own home, no matter how limited space might be. We know our customers will love these swings as much as we do!”

About Rehabmart.com:

As Occupational Therapists, the founders of Rehabmart have the breadth of knowledge and experience necessary to match the needs of its customers with the very latest innovative products in the field of medical supplies and rehabilitation equipment. As parents of special needs children, they have a personal interest in finding the best products to improve the lives of those who are disabled and medically challenged. Rehabmart.com is committed to provide superior customer service, competitive pricing and exceptional product offerings.

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