Reduce Low Back Pain and Instability
The VersaBack combines a specially shaped Swiss ball with a supportive frame to form an exercise station for low back strengthening and rehabilitation. The VersaBack's unique configuration also make it a versatile support for many other core strengthening exercises. Regular use of the VersaBack will strengthen muscles that stabilize your spine, which can help significantly reduce low back pain.
How does it work?
The primary cause of low back pain is instability of the lumbar spine, which is often the result of low back muscles that have been weakened by extended periods of sitting. One of the most effective ways to strengthen these muscles is to perform the reverse hyperextension exercise (which is illustrated in the following section). The VersaBack does a better job of supporting your body for this exercise than any other fitness product. The VersaBack's elevated height also makes it very easy to get on or off of this device, even when you're compromised by low back pain.
Why the VersaBack is Better than a Swiss Ball
Swiss balls (sometimes called physioballs) have become very popular for balance training, and are a challenging addition to many training programs. They decrease the stability of an exercise, which forces your body to rapidly contract more muscles to maintain balance and proper form. Unfortunately, Swiss balls add too much instability to some exercises, and can put some individuals at risk for further injury.
The VersaBack uses the Swiss ball's best feature - the flexible top surface - and adds to it a stable, elevated base. This makes the VersaBack easier to get on and off of, keeps the ball from rolling out from under you, and makes it possible to perform a wider range of exercises.
Note that the VersaBack's ball can also be removed from the frame, which allows you to perform most standard Swiss ball exercises, if so desired. And it's unique peanut shape provides a wider, more comfortable support surface than other balls.
Includes: Frame, ball, and instruction guide.