Wobble cushions are frequently used by physiotherapists, physical therapists and sports therapists in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries such as sprained ankle and following knee surgery and ankle surgery. A wobble cushion is filled with air to provide a challenging surface to balance on. The main use for wobble cushions is to improve proprioception.
Proprioception is the body's ability to know where a joint is positioned without having to look at it. The joint positional sense of proprioception is important for ankle and knee injury prevention because it improves the ability of the neuromuscular system to make fine alterations to movements during sports that can prevent a twisted ankle or twisted knee. Physiotherapy exercises always incorporate proprioception exercises, especially during sprained ankle or knee ligament injury rehabilitation.
Wobble cushions allow balance and proprioception improvement because they force the user to make continual adjustments in order to keep the wobble cushion balanced.