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balance beam

In occupational and physical therapy, a plank 4 inches or more wide used to assess and improve balance and motor coordination, usually elevated several inches from the floor.
See also: beam
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I run as fast as I can away from the balance beam, toward the big mat.
The io Balance Beam was awarded in the Healthcare categories under the Healthcare Solutions category, and the io Koi LED Bollard Series was awarded in the Lighting, Technology and Accessories categories under the Decorative, Chandeliers, Pendants, Sconces, Accent, Downlights and Wallwashers category.
Playground equipment such as balance beams and climbing frames give children the opportunity to "experiment with their bodies, to learn about their physical abilities or lack of physical abilities", he says.
In a side gallery, the artist presented Kamikaze, 2005, a post-and-lintel balance beam painted in cartoonish woodgrain, and topped by models of the severed front quarters of two miniature horses (each consisting of two legs, a neck, and a chest, with no head and no behind).
For Olympic hopefuls, there is the Barbie Balance Beam while future X-Gamers can try SSX Snowboarding and fans of the gridiron can give Madden Football a whirl.
Heck, many of today's younger handloaders have never even enjoyed the time consuming, head scratching and headache inducing pleasure offered by a traditional balance beam scale.
A true DTA setup in which the sample and reference position are located at the ends of the balance beam is said to ensure a stable baseline even at high temperatures.
In Seattle, check out Zum, an antigym in Belltown that will get you playing in the sandbox and on the balance beam or learning African dance.
Before doing any move on the balance beam, Tommi learns how to do it on the floor.
She was 14 when her grace on the balance beam and her lightning spins and twists from the lower to the upper parallel bar left Olympic judges with nothing to fault.
Other components, such as the Balance Beam, Stepping Stones and Wavy Beam, challenge you to adjust your body and control your center of gravity as you navigate the various obstacle courses.
Killay helped Shrewsbury place fourth in New England by finishing fifth on the uneven bars, tying for seventh in the floor exercise and placing 10th on the balance beam.