Exercise balls, bands and mats are all equipment for use during physiotherapy, rehabilitation or low impact exercise routines to improve strength and balance.
Exercise balls, bands and mats can be used at home and there are different sizes and resistances available for various abilities.
With roll-up mats and inflatable balls, these physiotherapy exercise aids are compact so they are easy to store and transport.
Mats – mats provide a comfortable and slip-resistant surface that is ideal for general exercise or physiotherapy. They can be rolled up for easy storage.
Resistance bands – resistance exercise bands can be used for a variety of exercises to help tone muscles and build up strength. They are supplied in multiple resistances with corresponding colours.
Balls and rolls – body balls, gym balls and physio rolls are a fun way to improve your balance, strength and co-ordination. Their slip-resistant surfaces increase your stability and encourage confidence when performing exercises on the exercise ball. To inflate the balls and rolls, a hand pump is available separately.
Size and resistance – it is important to check which ball or roll size is preferable to you before purchasing to ensure it will give you sufficient support during exercise. There are also different resistances of exercise bands to choose from which cater for different abilities.
Personal mobility – if you are living with a health condition or recovering from an injury it is important to discuss with a professional which physio and exercise aids will be suitable for you. This is vital to ensure you don’t exert yourself or cause yourself injury.