The jump board is an attachment which we place at the end of the reformer. The jump board allows us to eliminate gravity and use springs to determine the impact of your jump. It is a great transition in your rehab from non-impact to impact exercise. Because gravity has been eliminated when jumping on the reformer, this exercise will give the sensation of jumping on the moon.
There are many benefits to your health by using the jump board. These include improving your cardiovascular health by strengthening your heart muscle and also increasing your bone strength therefore reducing the risk of osteoporosis.
Changing the spring resistance with the jump boards will determine which muscle group is targeted. A heavy spring will target your leg muscles whereas a lighter spring will target your abdominals. This is because you will float for longer before returning to the board so will need to use your abdominals to support your legs.
If you are interested in incorporating the jump board into your rehabilitation or exercise routine book an assessment with one of our experienced Bend + Mend Physios today.