Please consult with a licensed physical therapist or medical professional before beginning any rehabilitative program. As each injury is unique we are unable to offer any directives without a full medical assessment. In many instances we recommend pairing StrongBoard MINI with a licensed physical therapist to begin recovery. Please use all healing modalities responsibly.
1) Using a stool that is approximately 8-9 inches. Position StrongBoard and stool some place you can use upper extremity support (counter, doorway)
2) Place stool next to the short side of StrongBoard.
3) Stand with both feet on the board.
4) Move one foot to the lipped side of StrongBoard.
5) The other foot will stay on the stool.
6) Slowly lower the foot that is on the board bending the stool knee and keeping the board knee straight.
7) Slowly straighten the stool knee without locking.
In most instances of physical therapy, wherein a person is rehabilitating an injury or strengthening a weakness, we recommend StrongBoard MINI. StrongBoard MINI functions exactly the same as StrongBoard Balance board, and offers all of the same diversity, challenges and neurological stimulation, with one exception. Its springs are 2” shorter making it less reactive, and bringing the platform closer to the ground. Perfect for at-risk seniors, anyone living with a motor skill or neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy or Ataxia, anyone on the Autism Spectrum, persons working with ADHD, recovering from stroke, or rehabilitating an injury, StrongBoard MINI is the go-to tool for gains in treatment and healing. It is also an excellent alternative physical therapy aid for those individuals who require creative ways to remain strong after experiencing an above-the-elbow (AE) trans humoral, above- the-knee (AK) trans femoral surgery or Amelia. StrongBoard Balance boards have also been utilized by individuals who look to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association (AOPA) for innovation and advancement in strength training.