Biotronix Physiotherapy Balance Board Wooden / Equilibium Board used in Occupational Therapy Vestibular therapy
- Balance Board Exercise Therapy, It helps in posture balance
- Rehabilitation as well as Strengthen your muscles and tendon and ligaments of the lower limbs
- Treats you with physio therapy exercise at home, Clinic or Gym.
- Have effective changes and improves health, Keeps you active and full of energy
- It is easy to use due to the simple design
- Equilibrium Boards facilitate bi-directional balance, coordination, core stability and proprioception.
- This Balance Board is used for shaping postural reflexes, with a special focus on equilibrium reactions and background postural reflexes. Using this equipment ensures stimulation of basal sensory systems, facilitating the development and modification of the child’s postural reflexes.
- GREAT FOR BALANCE TRAINING: improve core strength, posture, enhance coordination & visual sense. Great to build better balance for board sports like surfing, snowboarding, skateboarding, ollies, kick flip, shun-its, rail slides & more
ENHANCE THE COORDINATION AND BALANCE: Practicing with Balance Trainers can seriously improve stability, enhance core strength of the legs and abdomen, plus increase mobility and prevent falls and injury in the long term
COMPACT, PORTABLE TRAINER –our lightweight balance exerciser / fit tilt board can be used at therapy or training at home, the gym, or while traveling. A perfect standing desk accessory
- The Equilibrium Board encourages rhythm, balance, coordination and vestibular responses. As children develop confidence, they can use it in kneeling or standing position. The recessed sides provide hand holds to eliminate pinched fingers. Carpet Mat cushioned top is nonslip, providing sure footing during rocker /balance exercises.
- HOME, REHAB, FITNESS BALANCE BOARD: Have fun standing in the kitchen, watching tv, talking on the phone. An excellent balance & stability trainer for rehabbing injuries & to build strength at any age
- Improving Balance and Stability With A Balance Board
Adding a balance board routine doesn’t need to require you to set time aside from your busy schedule or plan out a fitness routine, it can easily be incorporated into your existing daily schedule. Whether you plan to add balance training to your exercise regimen, rehabilitation program, or daily work routine, adding stability/balance training can have numerous benefits. Improving your balance and stability can aid in rehabilitation, improve posture, reduce risk of injury, enhance coordination, and increase functional strength. Plus, it’s fun and easy to do.
Balance boards can be used alongside other strength exercises to maximize workout efforts, placed under a standing desk, or can be used while completing everyday household tasks, such as washing dishes, folding laundry, or simply watching TV.
Now that we have covered how easy it is to begin balance training, let’s dive back into the health benefits of a balance board.
Balance Board Benefits:
Helps prevent injury
Increasing your functional strength will reduce the likelihood of suffering from injures or potential falls – especially for seniors.
Now what do we mean by functional strength? Functional strength is a term used to define the strength needed to preform everyday activities that get you through life. Balance training fits in by building tissues in muscles that get used on a regular basis. By working to stabilize your body and maintain your equilibrium you will need to build strength in your core, back, glutes, and leg muscles. This increase in functional strength will in return reduce the likelihood of you experiencing a fall or pulling a muscle due to muscle fatigue and impaired reflex time. This is especially true in ankle-related injuries. In fact, a study published by the American Journal of Sports Medicine found that when high school athletes who had a history of ankle sprain participated in a balance training program, they reduced they risk of an ankle sprain by a half, whereas those in the control group increased two-fold.
Aids in rehabilitation
Whether you suffer from a sports injury or a work-related injury, anyone can benefit from introducing stability training into their rehab programs. Physical therapists will often incorporate both static and dynamic balance training into injury recovery programs. Where static balance training involves supporting your posture while standing still and dynamic balance training involves trying to stay balanced during movement.
Poor posture is a common problem you will mostly likely face at won’t point or another. In fact, the odds are pretty high you currently have a posture problem. Poor posture is a result of muscle imbalances, excess body weight, sitting for long periods of time or an injury. Building up strength in your core, back, and shoulders, can help correct your posture, reducing back pain, neck pain, pain in weight bearing joints, as well as other health effects.
Using a balance board is a great way to build up postural muscle strength. Plus, if you are using the balance board at a standing desk it will not only build strength, it will also reduce time spent sitting. Sounds like a win-win.
In addition to building strength, you will also want to perform some static stretching exercises in addition to the balance board to fully correct postural imbalances by stretching out tight muscles.
Reduces back pain
One of the main benefits of using a balance board is the increase in core strength and the associated positive effects. As previously mentioned, improved core strength can aid in correcting postural issues, but it can also help reduce low-back pain. Since your abs are the front attachment point for your spine, if your abs are weak your back muscles will be forced to work harder. This imbalance can lead to tight back muscles and a misaligned spine causing increased back pain overtime. Using a balance board to increase muscle strength in your abs and oblique’s will help correct back pain due to muscular imbalances.
Improves coordination & body awareness
Good coordination is something you need to complete even the most basic everyday tasks. In order to stay centered and upright your entire body must work together.
Keeps you more alert
Using a balance board at work will help you power through those mid-work day slumps by keeping you on your toes. Where a seated desk provides the perfect cozy environment for catching some zzzz’s, it’s much more difficult to start nodding off while you are moving since you need to remain alert and aware of your body positioning to remain stable.
Let’s face it, exercising is always easier when you are having fun. And how could you not have fun rocking around while you work?
What is a Balance Board?
A Balance Board is a device used in training for balance. It consists of a lever setup that is similar to a seesaw. It has a board that the person stands on which sits on top of some type of fulcrum. When standing on the board, the user must balance his body to prevent the ends of the board from touching the ground and to stay on the board.
- Equilibrium Repair – As we journey through life, our center of balance, or equilibrium, can easily be compromised. Our posture, our job, injuries and other factors make coordination increasingly difficult. Balance training is an effective means of restoring equilibrium.
- Coordination – Most gym exercises require individual muscles to work in isolation. In real life, however, the body functions as a whole unit. Balance training calls on all of the body’s muscles to work together, boosting functional fitness.
- Reaction Speed – Practicing on a Balance Board trains your neurological pathways to react faster, without over-reacting. This is very effective for athletes who need to react instantly to a prompt.
Will using a Balance Board help reduce ankle injury?
Yes. A recent study out of the University of Wisconsin is just one of many that has analyzed the effect of a regular balance training program on ankle injury. This study documented that a balance training program, implemented throughout a sports season, will reduce the rate of ankle sprains by 38% in high school basketball and soccer players.
A major problem for people who suffer an ankle injury is the recurrence of the sprain. A major study conducted in 2008 concluded that six weeks of balance training, undertaken soon after the initial sprain, would substantially reduce the rate of recurrence.
- Injury Prevention – Improving balance has been recognized as a key factor in preventing injury to the ACL knee joint, as well as the ankles and hips.
- Overall Fitness – Many of the traditional exercises that you were performing while standing on the floor can be done on a balance board. This will make the exercise more effective, as you are now recruiting many more stabilizer muscles, including the all important core muscles.
Can the elderly use a Balance Board?
Absolutely. According to Dr. Anthony Komaroff, Harvard Medical School Professor, as we age our balance declines as a result of vestibular system cell death, decreased vision, blood pressure related dizziness, loss of muscle mass and strength, and slowing of reflexes.
Dr. Komaroff advocates “Along with regular aerobic exercise and weight training, balance exercises are important as we get older. Such exercises really can help you improve your balance.”
A number of studies have shown that the use of a balance board can have significant benefit for the aged population. One study, out of Kansas City University, concluded that use of a balance board three times per week for just 10 minutes per session, can significantly improve balance and potentially decrease the risk of falls in the elderly.
How frequently should I use a Balance Board?
Unlike individual muscle training, you can’t really overtrain on a balance board. The more balance training your body receives, the better coordinated it will become, and the better your reaction speed and ability will be.
Using the balance board is, therefore, recommended. Sessions do not have to be long, with 10-15 minutes being about the ideal length of time.
As well as using your Balance Board on a daily basis, you should actively look for other opportunities throughout the day to practice improving your balance. Regularly balancing on one foot, sitting on a Fitness Ball rather than a chair and walking on a balance beam down at the local park are all ways to further develop your balance.
Can using a Balance Board make me a better athlete?
Most definitely. Improving your balance will enable you to be a faster runner, a stronger swimmer, and a more powerful thrower. A major athletic benefit of balance board training is that it will make you less susceptible to athletic injury.
A study reported in the Active Sport Physiotherapy Clinic website studied 116 volleyball teams, half of whom trained with a Balance Board. The balance group spent just five minutes doing one of 14 prescribed exercise on the board every day. The training continued over the 36-week volleyball season. Players in the board group had fewer injuries than those in the control group. The study’s authors concluded that balance training is an effective way for an athlete to prevent ankle injuries. They also noted that balance training does not have any negative side effects, unlike ankle bracing and taping.
Can using a Balance Board help with my lower back pain?
Yes. Lower back problems are often a result of poor posture. Balance training can help to improve posture. According to health authority website WebMD, a key way it does so is by strengthening the muscles of the core.
In order to ensure that your time on the Balance Board maximally improves your posture, make sure that you engage your abs on every movement. You can do this by inhaling deeply to engage all the ab muscles. This will help them to work together to create abdominal bracing, which will result in torso stability.
The group of muscles located at the bottom of your pelvis, which are known as the pelvic floor, are also important to improving your posture and reducing lower back pain. These layered muscles provide hammock-like support from the pubic bone to the tailbone. Balance work will assist to make these muscles stronger, allowing them to take a lot of the pressure off the lower back.
What are the risks associated with the use of a Balance Board?
The main risk of using a Balance Board is falling off the board. Even though you are not very high off the ground, balance board falls have been known to break bones, sprain ankles, and tear ligaments.
Do you have any tips for a safe use of a Balance Board?
- Remember that doing any movement on a Balance Board will make that movement much more difficult. It is important to ease into Balance Board training. Focus on using good form, ensuring that you maintain a neutral spine position at all times.
- If you have frequent problems with dizziness or have a history of balance issues, you should consult your doctor before starting an exercise program on a Balance Board.
- Make sure that there are no obstacles, such as clothing or paper in the workout area that may interfere with the movement of the board. You should also try to exercise in as large an area as possible to prevent the board from crashing into walls or furniture.
- Make sure the area in which you work out is well lit.
- It is a good idea to invest in a non-slip mat to place your Balance Board upon. This will allow free movement of the board and provide a measure of extra cushioning if you fall. You should not use the Balance Board on a slippery surface.
- You should do your Balance Training in bare feet. This will provide sensory feedback to your neuromuscular system. It will also enhance your stability.
- When you are training on the Balance Board, never jerk or swing your body into position. Rather, your movements should be slow and controlled. You want to use the power of your core and other muscles, rather than momentum, to do the work.
- You should begin your Balance Board sessions with a light cardio warm up. You should also do some dynamic stretching before using the Balance board. Conclude your workout with a cardio warm-down.
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