Health Professionals

The bodybolster is listed on the Australian Register Of Therapeutic Goods (ARTG) 142584 as a Medical Device Class 1. 

It is used and recommended by professional health practitioners. To become a stockist contact us at contact@bodybolster.com.au

Rehabilitation

The bodybolster is the only tool that can stimulate and incorporate the nervous system mechanics, making it an ideal therapeutic tool to include the patient in understanding key exercise objectives.

The bodybolster’s versatility allows it to be used in exercise progression from early to advanced stages in the rehabilitation process, proving more effective than other tools.

Unlike static devices, the bodybolster is a dynamic tool which enables practitioners to adjust the level of inflation to provide patients in both acute and chronic situations with more precise and active support during manipulation, conditioning or exercise.

      

Clinical Applications:

  • Targeted mobilisation (spinal facets, shoulder joint, pelvis, knee, ankle)
  • Closed and open kinetic chain activities
  • Lengthening stretches, while offering greater control
  • Isometric strength building
  • Stabilisation
  • Myofascial release
  • Supporting the body

The bodybolster’s two unique features make it comfortable and easy to use.

Self Inflating:
This means it can be modified as needed for body type, comfort and structural limitations. As you progress with a fuller bodybolster, the difficulty increases providing a greater challenge to stability and strengthening.

Malleability:
The patient feels more comfortable and relaxed, and has greater control of movement. This allows natural motion without the jerkiness that can sometimes truncate movement when using a harder foam roller.

 

Fitness


Correct biomechanical movement and body positioning when exercising is critical to avoid strain and injury. The bodybolster is essential to accommodate body position and consider physical limitations.

The bodybolster is the only tool that can activate and incorporate the nervous system mechanics into a broad range of training activities. It has similar functionality to the exercise ball and foam roller, whilst providing greater comfort and control.

The bodybolster is malleable yet firm so you can roll joints right over protrusion, providing fluid movement, supporting and lengthening the stretch.

The bodybolster allows muscles to yield and relax, making it ideal for myofascial release work, unlike hard foam rollers which make the muscle tense thereby achieving less than ideal results.

                     

Achieve better outcomes with the bodybolster:

  • Length every stretch by 20%
  • Increase proprioception
  • Target and isolate specific areas (pelvis, hip, groin, shoulder, neck, hamstring, thoracic)
  • Stretch the back muscles
  • Improve core strength
  • Isometric resistance
  • Myofascial release
  • Stability challenges

 

Pilates

The bodybolster teaches awareness of movement habits by correcting patterns that may stress the spine and limit joint movement.

Integrating the  bodybolster to a Pilates routine can stimulate and incorporate the nervous system mechanics into a broad range of applications; mobilization, stabilisation, engagement of the core muscles, body positioning, functional movement.

The bodybolster can assist with effectively correcting movement because it is firm yet malleable (dynamic), providing support and flexibility, allowing movement rather than forcing it.

When dealing with a neck, back, knee, or shoulder problem the bodybolster supports the joints/posture to allow precise activation of muscles and also keep the best alignment. This promotes easier execution of the exercise, allowing focus on mastering technique, building confidence to ultimately execute the moves independently.

It is self-inflating (no pump) and adjustable making it a versatile and effective tool to assist with the following techniques:

  • Preserving neutral alignment
  • Mobilizing (spinal facets, shoulder, pelvis neck, knee)
  • Improving asymmetries
  • Isometric resistance
  • Stabilisation