How Does PoNSTM Work?
When the PoNS™ device is on, the mild impulses to the tongue stimulate the cranial nerves that have direct connections into the brain through the brain stem, the part of the brain that controls posture and balance, along with other important functions. When the stimulation is combined with theraputic activities, changes to these connections of the brain may occur. Training with PoNS™ can help to strengthen the pathways and facilitate the recovery of function, which may result in improvements of balance and gait. Balance and gait training are part of the PoNS Treatment™ program, performed with the help of a Certified PoNS™ Trainer during the 14-week program.