Research shows that 'active' sitting can improve the fitness and alertness of employees and reduce pain and fatigue… the BodyBolster is an excellent strategy to promote 'active' sitting.
Australia (PRWEB) December 24, 2009
Bolster Trading announces a new tool in managing back pain, neck strain and shoulder aches. The BodyBolster™ is a postural support that combines 'tool and skill' with a self treatment capability wider than any other self help tool available.
Developed by a team of Australian physical therapists for the purpose of allowing relaxation of the muscles and mobility of the joints. Conventional foam or plastic supports are 'passive'- holding the torso in a static position. This weakens the muscles (they turn off) and exacerbate the problem. The BodyBolster™ provides 'active' postural support - it strengthens as it supports.
The BodyBolster™ helps prevent and manage back pain, neck strain and shoulder aches. The springy, 'active' support of the BodyBolster™ reduces calcification to the spine through micro movements and helps to instantly relieve joint stiffness, switches on core stabilizer muscles (for improved strength) and promotes erect positive posture.
A new way of sitting
When the BodyBolster™ is placed between you and the chair, you will be able to rock slightly. These gentle, small movements are the beginning of a new way of sitting. - as the BodyBolster™ molds to your body providing support and comfort.
The BodyBolster's unique texture (firm yet malleable) is designed to give gentle feedback to the nervous system to invite a sense of letting go - allowing movement rather than forcing it. The idea of heightened sensory awareness is based on mind-body principles of learning such as in Pilates, Yoga and Feldenkrais.
"Research shows that 'active' sitting can improve the fitness and alertness of employees and reduce pain and fatigue… the BodyBolster is an excellent strategy to promote 'active' sitting."
Dr David Harris PhD Behavioral Medicine
Director of National Workplace Health Project – Sydney University, Director, Research & Development – AlphaOne
The BodyBolster™ is easy to use – it self-inflates with the turn of the valve and deflates with a squeeze. Providing an all-in-one convenient, versatile, portable, effective back support and exercise tool, the BodyBolster™ helps people with back pain to stretch, release muscle tension, stiffness, aches and pain - even in the sitting position. "http://www.youtube.com/user/bolsterpilates" (seated exercise)
The BodyBolster™ comes with a user guide DVD demonstrating 47 exercises to increase range of movement, improve flexibility and build core strength. More information about the BodyBolster™ available at "http://www.bodybolster.com".
About Bolster Trading Pty Ltd
Bolster Trading Pty Ltd offers a range of tools and educational resources to improve posture and physical function, to reduce injury and prevent musculo-skeletal disorders.
Our products are widely used around the world by:
Fitness centres / gyms and health clubs; The allied health and medical community - and their patients; Instructors of Pilates, Feldenkrais and Yoga - and their clients; Employers who need to manage occupational health in the workplace; The general public - who take an interest in maintaining good posture and physical mobility, or who have a need to manage muscle or joint discomfort.