Our body's ability to stay balanced, at rest and in motion, plays a significant role in many daily activities and relates closely to our ability to prevent a variety of injuries. For those recovering from an injury or surgery, balance has often been inhibited, and we typically have to spend time to regain it. For athletes, balance is crucial for performance, and something to work on and improve continuously. In the sections below, we'll cover a few products and accompanying exercises that can be used to help improve balance!
Bosu Balance Trainer
The Bosu Balance Trainer is a great tool for a variety of use cases, but as the name implies, it helps work on balance in particular! In the video above, we use the balance trainer to complete a ball step exercise, which involves stepping onto the ball with one foot at a time, while bringing the other leg off the ground with the knee bent. This exercise works well to improve balance and can be made more challenging by increasing the tempo of steps.
Airex Balance Pad
Similar to the Bosu Balance Trainer, the Airex Balance Pad works by leveraging a variable surface that gives and shifts, increasing muscle engagement and making us work harder to stay balanced. In the video above, we use the balance pad to perform a balance pad squat. Try it out for yourself!
URBNFit Wooden Balance Board Trainer
Last but not least is the URBNFit Wooden Balance Board Trainer, a fun yet challenging way to improve balance along with core strength. Great for athletes for use during the offseason, the balance board trainer works like a seesaw, with one leg placed on each end.
While the products and exercises above are a great starting point for those looking to improve balance, this article certainly is not exhaustive and we encourage you to peruse as you may find something else in our store more suited to your goals! As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.