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sachin_patel 09-13-2013 10:32 AM

Balance board
 
Planning to buy a balance board for my knee stability. I am considering one of below two options below.

Any experience with any of these? Which one is better?

Option 1:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Option 2:
http://www.amazon.com/j-fit-Balance-..._bxgy_sg_img_y

sachin_patel 09-13-2013 10:33 AM

I wish I could edit posts and correct grammar mistakes!

WildVolley 09-13-2013 10:53 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sachin_patel (Post 7755490)
Planning to buy a balance board for my knee stability. I am considering one of below two options below.

Any experience with any of these? Which one is better?

Option 1:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Option 2:
http://www.amazon.com/j-fit-Balance-..._bxgy_sg_img_y

I've used both types at a chiropractor office. The goal was to stay reasonably active while doing head weights. They both work to some extent. Seems to me the type with the solid top tip until the edge catches. But I liked the solid flat surface under my foot.

What do you want to do with them?

If you are into hardcore balancing, I'd make a rola bola and use that in a safe place. Rola bolas are a lot more dangerous but you look a lot cooler when you juggle chainsaws on top of one.

sachin_patel 09-13-2013 11:03 AM

I had ACL surgery about a month and a half ago. I've used the wobble board at PT before the surgery and I found it good. But when started searching there are many other options so thought I'll get others' views.

NE1for10is? 09-13-2013 11:47 AM

You may also want to consider a bosu ball. I thought it worked well for my knee and ankle stabilization after meniscus surgery.

http://bosu.com/index.php?route=prod...&product_id=54

WildVolley 09-13-2013 11:50 AM

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Originally Posted by sachin_patel (Post 7755530)
I had ACL surgery about a month and a half ago. I've used the wobble board at PT before the surgery and I found it good. But when started searching there are many other options so thought I'll get others' views.

Forget my rola bola suggestion then. Those are fun, but they're more about balance than rehabilitation.

Good luck with your recovery.

sachin_patel 09-13-2013 11:57 AM

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Originally Posted by NE1for10is? (Post 7755636)
You may also want to consider a bosu ball. I thought it worked well for my knee and ankle stabilization after meniscus surgery.

http://bosu.com/index.php?route=prod...&product_id=54

It has good reviews on amazon.. but too expensive.. i am thinking of starting with balance board and as I get more used to it, I can switch to something at higher level...

sachin_patel 09-13-2013 11:59 AM

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Originally Posted by WildVolley (Post 7755638)
Forget my rola bola suggestion then. Those are fun, but they're more about balance than rehabilitation.

Good luck with your recovery.

Thanks! i'll post here more updates know once I buy something and experiment with it..

beernutz 11-04-2013 03:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sachin_patel (Post 7755490)
Planning to buy a balance board for my knee stability. I am considering one of below two options below.

Any experience with any of these? Which one is better?

Option 1:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=ATVPDKIKX0DER

Option 2:
http://www.amazon.com/j-fit-Balance-..._bxgy_sg_img_y

I have the Reebok board and it is very well made and works great for what it is. If you have decent balance already, balancing on two feet will be pretty easy and not a challenge. Balancing on one foot is more challenging but not that difficult either, however, you can do things like one legged squats on it which greatly up the difficulty level.

Haven't used the other one but I did build a homemade side to side balancing board similar to this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Carrom-510-01-...=balance+board

It is quite a bit more challenging than the Reebok circular type balance board at least for me. I have trouble staying on it for any length of time and don't even try to do stunts on it, however, I have zero skateboarding or snowboarding skilz so someone with those would probably not find it nearly as difficult.

WildVolley 11-04-2013 04:08 PM

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Originally Posted by beernutz (Post 7871626)

Haven't used the other one but I did build a homemade side to side balancing board similar to this one:
http://www.amazon.com/Carrom-510-01-...=balance+board

It is quite a bit more challenging than the Reebok circular type balance board at least for me. I have trouble staying on it for any length of time and don't even try to do stunts on it, however, I have zero skateboarding or snowboarding skilz so someone with those would probably not find it nearly as difficult.

That balance board is what jugglers and circus people often call a rola bola. Those are fun, but rather dangerous. They're not the sort of thing you want to mess around on if you're rehabbing something. But it is good for balance if you hang onto something while you're learning and make sure the board doesn't fly off sideways and hit something (especially someone in the shins).


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