Functional movement is a balance between Strength and Control. Training of Motor Control has been shown to reduce injury, pain, and improve performance.
The Oov creates a 3D environment, allowing the body to move in 3 Planes, facilitating motor learning.
The Oov has been designed to mimic the movement of the spine. All 3 curves of the spine are supported (Unlike any other device you lie on!! We can't believe no one has thought of this before)
Lying on the Oov axially elongates the spine, and the pelvis is up off the ground and free to move in all 3 planes meaning you also have to control the pelvis in all 3 planes.
The head is lower than the hips, inhibiting the use of your accessory respiratory muscles to breathe, thereby promoting Diaphragmatic Breathing. Research shows that breathing from our accessory muscles up-regulates the fight or flight response, but breathing from the Diaphragm helps calm the nervous system down. The Diaphragm is also part of the core and needs to be integrated into core training exercises.
The Oov is Dynamic due to the Proprietary material, and is soft and flexible, but only to a point, where the foam starts to push back.
The Design and Material work together to create a device where you have to find balance, use your core to control your trunk, and learn how to move one part of your body without moving another.
The Oov can be used supine, prone, side-lying, kneeling, and standing, and the Exercise Program can be found here.
The Oov is available in three sizes. Please select the size most suitable to your height/weight ratio, with the emphasis being on the weight should there be a significant difference in the ratios shown in the table below.
Each Oov has its own unique colour swirls and wrinkles due to the nature of manufacturing, so you will always be able to identify your Oov.
The Oov is currently only available for purchase in Graphite.