3 Reasons to Start a BOSU Ball Program in your Facility
Are you using a BOSU Ball in your facility yet?
If not, it might be something to consider.
If you haven’t heard much about the BOSU ball you might want to first check out our introduction to the BOSU Ball: Click Here
BOSU Ball exercises have long been used by athletes and in gyms around the world.
Because of it’s effectiveness in the gym the BOSU Ball has been established as great tool for strengthening core muscles.
So it’s no surprise the physical therapy world has begun to take note of this and lots of facilities are using BOSU Balls in a clinical setting.
Quite a few treatment programs for lower back pain adopt the use of a BOSU Ball to strengthen core stomach muscles as well as back muscles that support the spine.
The BOSU Ball has some key differences that separate it from other exercise balls.
Here is a rundown of 3 of the best reasons to get a BOSU Ball program going in your facility:
- The BOSU can be a key piece in alleviating back pain for your patients.
Why? The BOSU is specifically designed to act as a fulcrum for the middle of the thoracic spine.
From Bosu.Com “By placing the center of the thoracic spine over the center of the dome, we can ensure that the movement is restricted to the thoracic spine and we can achieve the desired movements from the specific area we are trying to correct. This placement of the BOSU® Balance Trainer can be utilized to facilitate motion in all 3 planes and will ultimately help create balanced mobility in the thoracic spine and help alleviate compensations of the lower back and hips.” (1)
- The Bosu is an aid in rehabilitation of a variety of back injuries.
Research conducted in 2013(2) measured muscle force output and electromyographic activity in men doing squats on various unstable surfaces, including the BOSU ball. According to the research team:
“Increasing the instability of the surface during maximum effort isometric squats usually maintains the muscle activity of lower-limb and superficial trunk muscles although the force output is reduced. This suggests that unstable surfaces in the squat may be beneficial in rehabilitation… because similar muscle activity can be achieved with reduced loads.”
- The Bosu is a great advanced tool for ankle rehab.
Here is an awesome video from Brad Heineck and Bob Schrupp that demonstrate these techniques in the rehabilitation of an ankle sprain.
These two PTs really “get” the concept of the BOSU and how to use it to take their whole program to a next level.
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These three short reasons are really just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the addition of the BOSU into your facility can do for you.
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