The Therapy Peanut Ball-Anti Burst is ideal for therapeutic use, especially for those who have problems with balance and coordination. The shape of the peanut therapy ball encourages both children and adults to engage core muscles to build strength and improve posture.
These therapy balls offer greater stability than regular, round therapy balls by limiting movement to forward and backwards. Use it as a bench or straddle it for extra stability. Big enough for a therapist and a child to sit together on the peanut ball.
- Contains 1 x Therapy Peanut Ball-Anti Burst - Yellow 35 - 40cm.
- The maximum size of the yellow ball is 40cm when inflated.
- Latex Free.
- Stopper Included.
- Burst Resistant.
- The product is in compliance with 93/42/EEC as a class I Medical device. Medical device directive, council directive 93/42/E.
- Recommended weight: maximum 110 kg / 250 lbs .
- Use under adult supervision.
- Does not include an inflator.
How to choose the correct size Therapy Peanut Ball-Anti Burst?
As a quick guide before buying a ball, measure the distance from the user’s armpit to the middle fingertip and match this measurement to the height of the ball (within 5cm). This is a good starting point and once you have purchased your ball and inflated it you can follow steps 1 to 3 below to ensure you have the correct ball size.
We have laid out some basic guidelines below, however, we recommend that you consult with an or occupational therapist or physio with regards to the sizing of your ideal ball.
1. With the user straddling the ball on the centre saddle, their weight is evenly distributed and feet are flat on the ground.
2. Ideally the knees should be level with the pelvis creating a 90-degree angle at both the hips and the knees with the user’s thighs parallel to the ground.
3. The head, shoulder and pelvis of the user should be in a vertical line, with no leaning necessary to act as a counterbalance to keep them on the ball. The ball can be inflated and deflated slightly to adjust the height - the ball should be firm enough to sit on and should not exceed the maximum recommended size. A fully inflated ball will compress less and will therefore be less stable (making some exercises harder as the ball will tend to roll more easily). Letting a little air out will make increase the rolling resistance giving it more stability.
The size quoted is the maximum size the ball will inflate to when pumped up to the maximum. The peanut ball will still function when inflated to 80% of its maximum. The table below shows the sizes.
|Ball Colour||Max Size||Ball Diameter||Ball Length (max)|
So for example the yellow 40cm peanut ball will be 40cm high when fully inflated but will still work when inflated to 32cm. The ball will be slightly softer and pliable at this size but can still be used.
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