What is TinyTrainers?
TinyTrainers is a smartphone application that is created with the goal to make it more fun to exercise . It is a game with physiotherapy exercises as an input for the games* . The exercises are specifically chosen to be useful for a child diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy type I and type II. The game, a smartphone app, consists of a virtual pet (a cat or dog) which you can feed, clean, and play with if you have food, toys and soap. In order to acquire the food, toys and soap there is a requirement to play a mini game that is based around physiotherapy exercises. Five exercises are included; one for the neck, one for Knee swing, one for hip flexion, one for seated postural training and one for the shoulders.