Bodyblade® targets specific muscle groups throughout the body by varying the positions of the body or direction of the flexing blade. Bodyblade trains movement through muscular teams and patterns rather than isolated single plane muscles. This makes it a valuable tool for rehabilitation, sports performance training, fitness, and functional wellness. Bodyblade's use of inertia helps the body to become more efficient at agonist (one side of joint)/antagonist (opposing side of joint or action) activities as it promotes a better balance between muscle acceleration and deceleration on both sides of the joint, resulting in enhanced coordination, flexibility, posture, and efficiency of muscle function.
The key to success of Bodyblade® is functional rehabilitation, performance training, and improved overall fitness, proprioception, power, stabilization, balance and coordination. Physical therapists have discovered that restoring normal movement patterns and contractions to muscles that control joints seems to assist painful areas. This includes extremities immobilized in a cast or brace which can be exercised with Bodyblade without initially requiring an excessive range of motion. This unique, oscillating action makes it an ideal choice for treating acute injury, chronic disability and post-surgical rehabilitation in a variety of environments and task-oriented activities.
Bodyblade tends to normalize the way in which the joints function, eliminating the potential for imbalance that can occur with other exercise systems. It also permits a high efficiency of motion, producing the greatest rehabilitation gains with the least amount of effort.