For all physical therapy exercises, please consult with your physical therapist or medical professional before beginning any rehabilitation program. For recovery of many injuries, we recommend pairing StrongBoard MINI with a licensed physical therapist. Please use healing modalities responsibly.
1) Position yourself standing on the short side of StrongBoard approximately 12-18 inches away from the board with your back to the board and your feet together.
2) Reach back with one foot, which will position you into a tandem foot placement. (Additional upper extremity support may be needed if balance is too much).
3) Place one heel on the lipped edge of the board.
4) The front knee is bent more than level 3.
5) Slowly press the heel on the board toward the floor.
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.