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Activa®, made by Ledragomma Srl, Italy, is a portable wobble cushion: multi function alternative to the traditional wobble board. The traditional wobble board is utilised for balance training,
strengthening and rehabilitating the lower extremities, caution is exercised to avoid toe pinches.
Activa has more applications than mentioned above. Control and Balance on the Activa wobble board is confined to the user's foot print while floating on the air/water filled cushion. Not every
wobble cushion may be water-filled.
There are many variations of the Balance Cushion:
- shape of cushion: bevelled at the edges, flat top and bottom, 25mm or 50mm thick sides,
concentric circles, spiky top, smooth base or sparsely spreaded spikes,
- placement of inflation valve: on the flat side or at the side of the wobble cushion
- type of inflation
valve: needled or plugged.
These differences determine whether the wobble cushion is suitable for water filled or air only. Ease in regulating the air pressure on-the-fly, without getting off the cushion is an important
consideration in relation to the application. Ledragomma guarantees Activa, to sustain a dynamic load of up to 150kg. Seek confirmation from your supplier on the assured sustainable
Regular use of Activa, strengthens the postural muscles, the abdominals and keeps the neuro agile. Lay on it, in supine position to ease back pain, prop it on the lower
back as a lumbar support. It is a useful tool in accelerating the rewiring of the brain's fine blood vessels for post stroke rehab.
When on a long flight, use it to prevent DVT: exercises the feet for blood circulation, as a lumbar cushion in place of the pillow found on the plane's seat. Activa offers exceptional
full comfort, contoured support on the journey with no need for a pump. Take it with you wherever you go: in the park, on a bench, at a ball game, theatre or in the car (back
support) A lumbar support while driving, at the office, at home or in your travel. Inflate Activa to suit the posture's comfort. It supports and adapts to the lumbar curvature: fills
the void with every move you make on the chair. It does not collapse over time as with the rolled towel or foam lumbar roll.
Balancing or standing on Activa® is as unstable as the traditional wobble board, maybe more. It is this "instability" that enhances Balance training and core development.
Therapists use the wobble board to rehabilitate ankle, knee and hip injuries. To vary the level of difficulty in our wobble board; regulate the volume of air/water contained.
The traditional wobble board is manoeuvred using the flat timber surface. To use Activa in the same manner as the traditional Wobble board, place a circular board on top of the cushion.
Otherwise, your foot print is the only platform. This adds greater challenge to maintain balance.
When pressure is applied on the soft, wobbly but resilient Activa®'s surface, it provides for exceptional functional training. Use multiple Activa wobble cushions when performing
squats for increased challenges and results. Place one under the buttock for sit-ups. It is comfortable with an added degree of difficulty never experienced before.
To avoid Back Pain when doing sit-ups, place Activa on the lower lumbar. Instead of doing "Push ups" on the hard floor, do as pictured. Executing push-ups on Activa trigger
more muscle groups in the hand, arm and shoulders to support and stabilise the arm.
Activa is for people of all ages, regardless of their physical condition. Sit, stand, kneel or lay supine on the lower lumbar to ease back pain. Activa's beveled edge extends
the vertebrae easing compression on the spinal joints. This is a multi function device: for lower back strengthening, trunk mobility, pelvic stabilization, weight shift
exercises, neuro retraining and fall prevention management in the elderly.
Kids think this is a frisbie, until they lay their hands on it. This "cool" seat cushion is also for the Special Needs and the Dyslexic. Benefits restless (fidgety) kids and the withdrawn
(under aroused) to maintain a certain level of alertness and awareness with constant vestibular motion without creating too much distraction. Other benefits include stimulation of
the cerebral cortex, encourages an upright sitting posture.
The Special Needs benefit from sitting on Activa®:
- A calming effect,
- A better understanding of the subject and
- An improvement in handwriting skills.
The elderly could sit for long periods without movement leading to bed sores. Activa sitting causes body drifts and are beneficial to neuro functioning,
strengthening the abs and the posterior muscles around the lower lumbar. Calories are burnt when sitting on Activa. Use water for "cool"
comfort in place of air.
The lunge works on the quadriceps, hamstrings and gluteal muscles. Activa's varying instability is dependent on the volume of water or air contained. It triggers the use of
more muscle groups from the lower extremity to perform the same stance in comparison to the traditional wobble board.
Standing on Activa® poses great challenges on the smaller muscles, tendons and ligaments to improve athletic ability and for ballet dancers: balance, strengthens the ankles,
calf muscles and quads.