The ability to control weight shifting (voluntary sway) is a crucial factor for stability during standing. It has been shown in research that standing on foam results in a more unstable center of mass perception and leads to higher muscle activation especially in the distal muscles. By oscillating side to side at different speeds on the Airex Balance Pad, training of the three balance systems of vision, somatosensory, and vestibular can all be trained to improve.
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