Our Rocker Board has two planes of motion make it ideal to start rehabilitation. It is designed to help build up the strength of the dogs back legs.
When using as a conditioning tool the Rocker Board is perfect for dogs new to balance training regardless of the dogs age, the back and forth movement in one plane is a great place to start for dogs that are not yet fully confident in their balance.
Unlike wobble boards, our rocker boards enable movements in just two planes, which is an ideal to start for your dog's rehabilitation. They are less unstable as the exercises can only be made in a forward-backward direction (lateral movements would be more appropriate in a second stage of rehabilitation).
They can also help with training the following with your dog
- Improve Body Awareness
- Develop Balance Confidence
- Condition and Strengthen
- Contact Training
The Wooden Rocker Board is designed to help you regain your sense of balance and coordination after injury. Simply rock back and forth or side to side to improve balance and strengthen core muscles as you progress through the early stages of rehabilitation
As part of the exercises your dog performs a rocker board will allow the dog to constantly adjust the balance, which stimulates the nerves and muscles of the hindquarters. Rocker boards have proven particularly effective in recovery from leg and ankle injuries
The Rocker Board is made from one single piece made of synthetic resins provided with a sturdy and resistant structure. Its upper side is covered with thick foam and covered with synthetic leather that offers better comfort and security for your dog while doing their exercises
Main uses for rehabilitation support
- Post-surgical rehabilitation
- Slipped disks
- Spine problems
- Cauda equina syndrome
- Muscular weakness
- Other neurological deficits or muscular atrophies
Rocker boards can be used to retrain proprioception and coordination as well as to regain a sense of balance and coordination after injury.
Tips on using your Rocker Board
Balance & Core Strengthening
Have your your dog to walk on top of the Rocker Board, until in the center or evenly balanced. Position your dog so that they are facing forward. taking care rock the board from side to side. They can be in a sit, stand or drop.Your dog will have to work various muscles to maintain balance. Release the dog and repeat.
As their weight which naturally shifts with the movement of the board. Different muscles will work when your dog is in different positions, so vary for overall conditioning. Gently rock the board from front to back. This will have your dog working to maintain & strengthen muscles and core strength
Position your dog facing one of the two sides of the rocker board. Place your dogs back feet on the rocker board and front feet on the floor.
Transfer the weight from one forelimb to the other by gently rocking the board from side to side. You may have to apply pressure on your dog’s back to keep weight on and off the forelimbs by gently pressing down on your dog’s hind end and shifting the board from front to back.
Back Exercises & Back End Strengthening
To work on these positions your dog facing one of the two sides of the rocker board. Place your dog’s forelimbs on the board and back feet on the floor. Gently rock and board from side to side to transfer weight from one hind limb to the other. You may have to apply gentle pressure by placing your hand onon your dog’s back to keep them in place. Reposition your dog so that they are now facing the front or back of the board. (Back feet still on the ground, front feet on the board.) Transfer the weight on and off the hindquarters by gently pressing down on your dog’s shoulders and shifting the board from front to back.
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