Proprioception is the body's ability to know where a joint is positioned without having to look at it. Proprioception is important for ankle and knee injury prevention. This is because it improves the ability of the neuromuscular system to make fine alterations to movements during sports. These can then prevent a twisted ankle or twisted knee. Physiotherapy exercises frequently incorporate proprioception exercises and balance training. This is especially true during sprained ankle or knee ligament injury rehabilitation.
Wobble Balance Boards
Balance Boards & Wobble Boards allow balance and proprioception improvement. This is because they force the user to make continual adjustments in order to keep the board steady. A balance or wobble board is a disc with a rounded bottom that provides a challenging surface to balance on. These boards can also be used to help increase ankle range of motion. This is useful following a sprained ankle injury.
PhysioRoom's range of Wobble Boards is designed to improve your balance, posture, flexibility, strength and concentration. Wobble Boards and cushions present an uneven surface that requires complete steadiness to stand and sit on. This makes them ideal during rehab from injuries, such as ligament injuries like sprained ankles or an ACL Knee injury. They can also be used to strengthen core muscles and to add a greater challenge to normal exercises.
Balance Boards and Wobble Boards for Rehab and Exercise
Our 40cm Wooden Wobble Board has been specially designed as an aid to help you regain your balance. It's also great for restoring stability following an ankle or knee injury. It features a tilt angle of 13 degrees. This wobble board provides an essential tool in the rehabilitation of sports injuries. These may include sprained ankles, knee ligament injuries, cartilage injuries or following knee or ankle surgery.
The circular design of the exercise balance board allows movement through 360 degrees of motion. This helps to improve joint motion. It also challenges your body's ability to perform complex movements. We also have the 33cm Balance Wobble Board. This allows for progression through the early to intermediate stages of rehabilitation. The ability to extend the height of the board enables the user to gradually increase the 'wobble' of the board. This builds both confidence and the ability to take on more challenging exercises.
Wobble cushions are frequently used by physiotherapists, physical therapists and sports therapists. They're employed in the treatment and rehabilitation of sports injuries such as a sprained ankle and following knee or ankle surgery. A wobble cushion is filled with air to provide a challenging surface to balance on. A good use for the cushions is to improve proprioception. This is important for the prevention of knee and ankle injuries.
They're also particularly useful as a cushion to sit on to improve posture via 'active sitting'. Sitting on a wobble cushion creates an unstable surface to sit on. This requires core stability at all times, therefore strengthening the core muscle. This added need for balance encourages the postural muscles to be activated. This allows your muscles to stay strong and activated to better meet the demands imposed in day-to-day life. This then makes you less likely to feel stiff and creaky every time you stand up. This is useful after long spells sitting at your desk.
ADHD Benefits of Wobble Cushions
Wobble cushions are playful to look at and functional at the same time. As such, they can be used to encourage 'active sitting' for kids. When used as a seating aid for children, wobble cushions can improve concentration. They can also help to prevent fidgeting caused by ADHD. Active sitting by its nature is friendly toward fidgeting. This makes it a good way of channelling excess energy into a productive activity. It acknowledges a child's need to move. But it still keeps them sitting still enough so teachers and other students can keep going as normal.
A National Education Association article featured a research study that found that children need to move while performing complicated mental tasks. This helps them to improve focus and motor skills. The study also found that "children, especially those with ADHD fidgeted more when a task required them to store and process information rather than just hold it". This is why students are often restless while doing school work such as maths or reading, but not while watching a TV or a movie.
Wobble Cushions for Ankle Injury Rehabilitation
The PhysioRoom Air Stability Wobble Balance Cushion can be used as a balance and wobble cushion to aid ankle stability and balance. This is ideal for ankle sprains. Or it can be used as a seating cushion to improve posture. We also have a unique and versatile fitness tool used to build strength, provide cardio workouts and improve balance. The PhysioRoom Balance Trainer is designed for use dome or platform side down. It requires balance and stabilisation to challenge the cardiovascular system. Plus, it can increase muscle strength and flexibility. It offers a dynamic surface that you can stand, sit, kneel or lay on to challenge your whole body.
For injury rehabilitation of stability training, shop PhysioRoom's range of balance boards. Improve body control with active sitting or a range of exercises. Our wide range of affordable balance boards and cushions can be worked into core workouts. Get a background body workout and improve your sense of balance while at work with a wobble cushion. Or, check out our wooden balance boards. These types of balance board are a piece of equipment that can you on the road to recovery.