Q. Do I have to be a trainer to take these courses?

A. Yes! While the OsteoBall can be purchased by anybody at http://www.osteoball.com, there are exclusive courses on this site available only to approved fitness and healthcare professionals. This includes discounted pricing and more.

Q. What are the benefits of the OsteoBall for Therapy?

A. Exercises can be done sitting, standing, or lying down.

Lightweight, portable, safe and inexpensive.

Has handles that allow for better control of the exercises.

Are Isometric strengthening exercises that are joint protective.

Self Management- Patient has control over how much effort or resistance they give, avoiding injuring themselves.

One piece of equipment can be used to do many types of exercise- warm-ups, stretching and strengthening.

Postsurgical- the exercises are more comfortable using the ball, the OsteoBall provides a cushion.

OsteoBall exercises are more motivating.

Easy to learn exercises- the patient/client can continue using the exercise/rehab program on their own.

The OsteoBall exercises are site specific- can isolate and work the muscles individually.

Exercises are proprioceptive- give feedback as the muscles work.

 

Q. What are the advantages for Physical/Rehab Therapists?

 A. Easy for the patient to learn the exercises.

Patient can do the exercises independently

Patients can continue to perform the exercises at home.

It’s motivating, it’s safe.

Bands are not safe, bands break and are increasingly being banned from gyms.

Patients can do multiple exercised with one piece of equipment.

Patient can do warm up, stretch and strengthening exercises all with just one piece of equipment.

Lightweight and portable OsteoBall can be moved to where you need or want it. Easy to convert any area to a rehab room.

 

Q. Where is OsteoBall used in Cancer non-profits?

A. Used at- West Los Angles Wellness Community

The Wellness Community, a support network for cancer patients, is now called the Cancer Support Community.

The Cancer Support Community’s goal: “turn cancer “victim” into their own advocates, reduce despair and enhance the possibility of recovery”. The OsteoBall exercises fit this goal – An exercise program that helps people become physically active no matter how they feel, no matter what their previous exercise experience had been and regardless of any physical limitations they may have from treatment.

The OsteoBall Exercises are a powerful tool that can help a cancer survivor take control of their physical health.

 

Q. What are the OsteoBall Rehab Advantages/Uses?

A. It’s a gentle exercise program for anyone recovering from surgery- it’s comfortable.

Patients find it much more comfortable after knee surgery- resting the leg/knee on the soft ball not just on the mat.

Advantage for Physical Therapist (Better for the PT) – Patient can do the exercises independently. They work independently. PT can chart while the patient is rehabbing.

Easy for the patient to learn the exercises.

It’s motivating, it’s safe-

Bands are not safe, bands break and are increasingly being banned from gyms.

Patients can do multiple exercised with one piece of equipment.

Can do a warm up, stretches and strengthening exercises all with just one piece of lightweight equipment.

It is very lightweight and portable. OsteoBall can be moved to where you need or want it. Easy to convert any area to a rehab room.

Great Amputee OsteoBall Program- One amputee refused to leave the hospital until he could have his own OsteoBall to take home to continue the wonderful OsteoBall rehab.

 

Q. How is OsteoBall incorporated into inpatient and outpatient therapy programs?

A. The OsteoBall can be used for the bedridden patient to the athletic individual.

The OsteoBall Program can be adapted for post surgical- Total Knee Replacement, Total Hip Replacement, back surgeries, post surgical hip fractures, and amputees.

Can be used for general medical conditions- Post Stroke, Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, and Alzheimer’s.

 

Q. Is the OsteoBall easy to clean?

A. Yes! Simply wipe it down. Also machine washable.