The Therapeutic Wobble Chair™, provides many benefits for the pregnant woman when used during pregnancy. It relaxes and strengthens core muscles and the pelvic muscles. It promotes circulation; lack of circulation during pregnancy creates problems such as swelling, restless leg, pain, and varicose veins. Daily use of the Wobble Chair can prevent those symptoms before they begin, as well as reduce or even eliminate current symptoms. The use of the Wobble Chair has also been found to reduce the severity of cramps due to constipation through increased range of motion. The Wobble Chair can loosening tight low back muscles without the risk of aggravating any pressure points.
We walk, move and dance during labor to reduce the pain and pressure of contractions. We also do it to help the baby move down through the pelvis in preparation of birth. The Wobble Chair gives us another tool to use during labor. It is especially helpful when women have reduced mobility due to IV’s, monitors, weak legs or trouble standing. A woman can move and “wobble” in a number of different ways to simulate the motion of walking the stairs, swaying, rocking.
Postpartum, the Wobble Chair also has its benefits: strengthening the pelvic floor, promoting faster healing, and less trouble with incontinence. Increasing circulation relieving or preventing constipation, and in turn the likelihood or severity of hemorrhoids. The Wobble Chair provides a low impact, mild exercise that will help trim the waist line and tone your tummy muscles! It also promotes proper posture which we know could use some work after the act of pushing during labor!
One can argue that the birth ball provides a lot of the same benefits of the Wobble Chair . Except that the Wobble Chair was designed with the smallest possible pivot point to direct the motion to the spine. This allows it to do the work of mobilizing the spine, directly relaxing muscles. This action reduces the pressure on nerves and blood vessels with less effort.
The Wobble Chair is a quick, easy, low impact exercise for any activity level. However, like any new exercise you are starting, from yoga to running it should always be started gradually and slowly working your body up to a level that you are comfortable with.
The Wobble Chair is an invaluable tool in restoring and maintaining the function of the spine and nervous system and can do amazing things for the pregnant body and the wellbeing of women during pregnancy and beyond.
The exercise foam roll is a great tool to keep the thoracic spine mobile so that it can react as needed to re-position itself under the corrected cervical spine and above the lumbar spine, before cervical and lumbar correction can be expected and maintained. Find out how the Exercise Foam Roll can help!
The Wobble Chair Benefits provide exercise motion needed for lumbar disc mobility, re-hydration, nutrition delivery and waste elimination. Also, aids in reducing back pain.
Use daily 10-12 minutes reducing low back pain and increase flexibility while hydrating discs. Also a great warm up before any activity, take it to the ball field, road trips, warm up before a round of golf to decrease tight muscles.
This motion is absolutely necessary to bring in nutrients to the disc while carrying waste products away. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
As part of the Spinal Rehabilitation process, after warm ups (restoring motion and preparing the spine for rehabilitation), begin slowly with 6 different fulcrum exercises.
Each subtle movement is held for a count of 5 and released, building up to 10 repetitions. Some of these exercises are done on the Left and then on the Right side of the body, while others are centered. The natural progression, when ready, is to move from the Beginning to the Intermediate and then Advanced fulcrum exercises. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
Dowager’s hump is a term used to describe a condition of the back called kyphosis. An abnormal outward curvatature of the thoracic vertebrae of the upper back. A visible hump along the back of the spine and the head juts forward. A fat pad at bottom of your neck space. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
Have you ever known a person that is an avid equestrian, that did not have back pain? Neither have I. The reason back, neck and shoulder pain is so evident in the Equestrian related events is due to the jolting forces being transferred to the rider from the animal. The constant pounding riders take is enough alone to create spinal deviations that inevitably result in pain. There are warm up exercises that can help to avoid this. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
Lower Back Pain Causes: Could be the simple things.
Sometimes the most simple things we do could be our lower back pain causes. Often we think that it is the exercise or being on our feet all day that is causing this. When in fact it is simply plopping on the couch. During exercises you are warming up spinal fluid which is good. You are hydrating your discs and delivering nutrients that are needed. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE
Did you know that lower back pain can be caused by dehydrated discs?
If your discs are dehydrated you are putting more pressure on your back muscles, which can lead to the sore back and tight muscles you may be experiencing. You are part of the 80% of Americans that have the same lower back pain problems. Unless you are part of that lucky 20% you need to arm yourself with the tools to help alleviate or avoid the pain altogether. VIEW THE FULL ARTICLE