A Dyna balance disc is an inflatable round cushion that is also called a wobble cushion or balance cushion. It is strong enough for somebody to sit or stand on and can be used in many of the same ways as a gym ball.
A Dyna balance disc can be used for the following purposes:
1) Help children concentrate
Balance cushions are used in schools to help children who have trouble sitting still. Balance training exercises have helped kids with ADHD, dyslexia and dyspraxia.
2) Reduce back pain and strengthen core stability
Sitting on a balance disc encourages dynamic sitting. The user places a disc on a chair and sits on it.
As they are sitting on an unstable surface, they have to move to correct and maintain their balance. Such movements use and strengthen the core muscles that support the body.
The Dyna balance disc should be used only intermittently if the owner is sitting in a chair. They should use it for no more than 30 minutes at a stretch. Good posture is also important; the user won’t get much out of their exercises if they slouch.
Users can sit, kneel or stand on the disc while doing floor exercises. Novices should perform their exercises without the disc first and then use the disc when they have mastered the exercises.
Using the balance disc while standing forces the user to constantly adjust their stance to maintain their balance. Those constant adjustments work out the core muscles.
3) Improve proprioception
Proprioception is the ability to sense the body’s position, equilibrium and movement. Even a blindfolded person can tell if their arm is in the air or hanging down their side.
Certain injuries can damage proprioception, especially if they involve the leg. Examples include a sprained ankle, arthritis and joint replacement surgery.
To improve their proprioception, the patient will initially perform the exercises with their eyes open. After they have learned the exercises and are comfortable doing them, they will do the exercises with their eyes closed.
How to use the Dyna balance disk
After warming up, the user is ready to exercise with the balance disc. In balancing exercises, the user should stand on the disc and try to keep their balance.
They should start standing on both legs, and if they are successful, they should attempt the exercises with just one leg.
The user can also give their lower body a workout by performing lunges and squats while standing on the balance disc. Doing push-ups while using the disc will strengthen the upper body. Doing crunches with the balance disc can help strengthen the core.
For more information, contact Apponaug Chiropractic Center today.