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.

Helena Dwyer

About Helena Dwyer

Helena graduated with a Doctor of Physiotherapy at Macquarie University. Prior to her postgraduate studies she completed a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne. Growing up in Melbourne, she has a love of AFL which led her to work for an elite level AFL club. She has completed further training in Clinical Pilates and uses these skills to assist in the rehabilitation of her patients. Along with AFL, she has a passion for netball and treating the various injures that come with competitive sport. Helena has further training in Dry Needling and uses this skill in treatments when appropriate. She also has experience in assessing and treating pregnant and post natal women. Overall she enjoys getting her patients pain free and back to doing what they enjoy. In her spare time Helena enjoys getting out and exploring which often includes a refreshing dip at the beach.

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