The BalanceMaster lower limb exerciser provides a progressive, safe and rhythmic movement pattern, designed to improve joint mobility, proprioception and dynamic muscle stability for the lower limb and pelvic regions.
Research by Dawn Skelton (LLT Director and Reader in Ageing and Health at Glasgow Caledonian University) and colleagues has shown it to be effective at improving lower limb strength, power and balance in just 4 weeks, 3 times a week for 20 minutes, even in frailer older people in a nursing setting.
As few pieces of equipment found in a gym improve balance this is an essential item! For those of you working in physiotherapy settings, it provides a graded way of improving balance safely and is much more comfortable for older people than the rather unpredictable balance board!
LLT work closely with BalanceMaster as it delivers its promises of better balance with regular use – BalanceMaster sponsored our Inaugural Conference in Sept 2011. Find out more.
You can view a YouTube Video of Dr John Searle (FIA) talking about the BalanceMaster here.