Preventing injury can often come down to simple changes or additions we make to our exercise routines or schedules. A lot of injuries result from falls, mobility challenges, or compromised movement patterns, and there are products and exercises we can use to improve the aforementioned and help prevent the injuries before they arise. Read on to learn more!
Wave Soft Tissue Release Tool
The Wave Soft Tissue Tool can help release tension and prevent injury. The tool has different edges and angles for various areas of the body or movement patterns. Rubbing the tool along a muscle or tendon helps increase blood flow and neural input, which in turn reduces our chances of injury. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!
Bosu Balance Trainer
The Bosu Balance Trainer can help prevent injury by improving our balance and mobility in a variety of ways. In the video above, we use the balance trainer to perform a ball step up exercise, which can help us improve balance and reduce our risk of falling or associated injury. The exercise in the video above is only one of many that can be performed with the Bosu Balance Trainer and leveraged to prevent injury. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!
Airex Balance Pad
Like the name implies, the Airex Balance Pad primarily helps us improve our balance. We can use the pad to perform a number of exercises, and in the video above, we simply use it to practice weight shifting and body control. The surface variability of the pad makes it more challenging for us to control our bodies and helps us train to prevent falls and improve mobility. Try it out for yourself and let us know what you think!
The products and exercises in this article are a great start to injury prevention but certainly not an exhaustive list! We encourage you to try other solutions as well and let us know what you think! As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.