The therapy gyroscopes made of wood or plastic are classic balance devices. The therapy gyroscope can not only be used for therapeutic purposes, but is also an excellent fitness device that can be used with little effort.
Fitness and therapy gyroscope
Therapy gyroscopes are very similar to a wobble board, but thanks to the shape of a hemisphere they offer a much greater range of motion. Therapy gyroscopes strengthen the muscles of the legs and trunk, as well as the sense of balance and body feeling. The base is often made of a non-slip plastic. In addition, there are models with knobs or grooved surfaces, which also prevent slipping and also enhance perception when used barefoot.
As a space-saving balance device, the therapy gyroscope is ideal for surgeries and rehabilitation centers, but also for training at home, outdoors or in the gym. It is also ideal for relaxation exercises for working people who mainly work sitting down to prevent damage to their intervertebral discs.
The gyroscope is also used in neurophysiological treatment in all motor development stages: supine, prone, crawling, sitting, kneeling and standing. In all these positions, patients practice coordination, balance and automatic reactions of the legs, arms and trunk.
Therapy gyroscopes are therefore used in many different areas. That is why they are suitable for different professions and people interested in sports. These are, for example:
- Physical education teacher
- Occupational therapists
- Sports teacher and trainer
Sports instructors and trainers always need therapy gyroscopes for extensive and varied training, especially for proprioceptive training. In this context, the training equipment is often referred to as a sports spinning top. With their help, they can train their leg muscles and sense of balance in adolescents and adults alike. In athletics, they prepare young athletes for the main sports in which balance and leg muscles are important. These include floor exercises and balancing on the parallel bars. Exercises with the therapy gyroscopes prepare them to feel safer during these main exercises. Finally, they also serve as a change from recurring exercises. Trainers in the sports studio can consciously promote the building of the muscles of the athletes and at the same time train for other sports such as skiing or cycling. Therapy gyroscopes can also be used in your own four walls, great exercise instructions can be found online.
Occupational therapists and physiotherapists
Different previous illnesses require clients and patients to train their muscles and also their sense of balance or to regain them visibly. The therapy therapy gyroscopes are very helpful as an exercise unit depending on the illness. Therapy gyroscopes are also easy to use, either to use them in your own practice or to take them with you to home visits. The therapists can also support the clients and secure them in all directions.
Educators in kindergartens like to use therapy therapy gyroscopes for playful balance exercises for children. The therapy gyroscopes come in different degrees of difficulty and shapes, for example also as bowls. They are therefore stackable so that the educators and children can quickly restore order after their use. They increase the fun while at the same time promoting the children's balance and motor skills.
Buying a therapy gyroscope - but which one?
We have different gyroscopes made of various materials, so that suitable gyroscopes can be offered for every age, application and level of difficulty. Different materials play a role in regular cleaning and longevity, and body weight and height also influence the possible models. Those interested can therefore choose and buy therapy therapy gyroscopes made of robust wood, high-quality plastic or pleasant foam, as well as a combination of these materials. For a stable and at the same time uniform round shape, many therapy gyroscopes are made from one piece using blowing technology. Our tip: It is advisable to use an anti-slip mat on a smooth surface, and rubber abrasion from the sports equipment and damage to the floor can also be avoided.