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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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Aleeza Yu from Canada appeared to injure her right knee on her dismount from balance beam in the first rotation, and was assisted from the podium.
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.
Try weighing a few hundred cast bullets, or a few hundred heavy doses of rifle powder on a balance beam scale at one sitting, and then tell me how much fun you've had.
While students in one room craft books to take home and read, other kids play catch and walk on a balance beam to hone their motor skills.
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.
It is a balance beam scale with a graduated beam a yard long.
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.
Capellan will still see action in vault, while the 17-year-old De Guzman will vie for golds in her favorite events, floor exercise and balance beam.
In qualifying, Biles recorded the best score in three of the four disciplines 6 floor, vault and balance beam.
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.