20 Feb Kore Tops Stability Ball in an Outpatient Setting
Many therapists currently use stability balls in their outpatient practice when working with patients on balance and engaging the core. Some of these patients have vestibular problems, traumatic brain injuries, or are recovering from other orthopedic surgeries or back injuries.
The stability ball is very difficult to disinfect thoroughly, rolls off, and can be cumbersome to store. Additionally, many therapists feel that the balls always seem to lose air and therefore their effectiveness during patient exercise.
The Kore stool is a new option. The stool is easier to store, antimicrobial, and more age appropriate visually for this population. The adult Kore stool is adjustable yet provides for the uneven seating which encourages core activation, improved attention, and balance. Patients can sit on the stool and complete their upper extremity exercise while challenging their trunk stability.
Many patients chose to buy these stools for their home and workplace after using them at the clinic. Using the Kore while working at a home office or following up on the therapy home exercise program on a Kore stool is a bonus!