Such a useful bit of kit. I only need to use it once it twice a week to keep me free of any neck pain or restriction
I have used it to loosen a shoulder and relieve nerve pain in my right arm. It feels amazing to use. The stretch it gives my chest and shoulders is not only physically beneficial but I find it a stress reliever to just lye on it and zone out for 10 min.
My whole family use it including my children aged 15 and 11. Can really feel the stretch on our backs, then it relaxing (it wasn't to begin with !) However we can see the difference before and after
"I am always a little reserved when it comes to work related gadgets and tools, especially those that are new. I needn't have had any concerns. The Wedge has become standard within my treatment and exercise repertoire and the evidence, from patient feedback, is strong.
The Wedge is a sleek looking device, which appears very simple in its design, however the benefit gained from its use is much more complex. I have treated upper quadrant patients for over 20 years and have used various techniques to improve thoracic mobility, including exercises, rolled towels, rolled magazines, tape etc. None have proved as effective or as easily applied as the Wedge.
The Wedge allows perfect alignment of the spine in a relaxed position where the user does not feel as if they are lying flat. It gives fantastic proprioception of spinal movement, and together with a flow of simple exercises allows release of the anterior chain, and mobilisation of the spine, gently allowing natural correction of posture, and off loading those "hinge" areas.
I use the Wedge to treat all my upper quadrant patients, and to run through some simple exercises, after which many ask where they can purchase such a device. A huge percentage of patients who walk away with a Wedge after their appointment report continued use and can feel the ongoing benefits.
I have had great success in treating neck pain, shoulder impingement, and other upper quadrant conditions in much shorter time frames than usual, much to the delight of my patients. I use the Wedge within my Pilates classes, and all my clients have enjoyed the benefits of the mobility they have gained from using it.
The Wedge is definitely something you need to try in order to realise how and why it is effective. If you are a cynic like me, then this is for you!!"
Emma Dodd - Chartered Physiotherapist, APPI Pilates Pilates Instructor, JEMS Practitioner
Each time I use the Balance Wedge I can feel the muscles in my shoulders and rib cage lengthen. This helps to ease the discomfort of the days physical stresses.
Time efficient and easy to use. The bright blue colour is a vibrant reminder to do your exercises!
Helps with my neck problem and lower back and keeps me aware of my posture
It makes my back and shoulders feel stronger and thus seems to alleviate some of the pain in my neck.
I like how it enables me to open my chest, and it counteracts the rounded shoulders I develop from desk work and cycling.
Beneficial. For various reasons I stopped for approximately 3 weeks and noticed a huge difference in my symptoms, none of them positive! I have now purchased 0.5kg weights and tend to use it everyday when possible
Straightens me out after a long day at my desk
Has contributed to reduction in symptoms and increased quality of life
It's a great idea, is easier to use (more stable) than conventional foam rolls and it helps me maintain a regime to hold my neck/back symptoms at bay.
Gives a good stretch that nothing else will do, very relaxing also
I immediately feel the benefit after using the balance wedge. I should use it more frequently & need to get into the habit of using it every day
Easy to use, great at relieving symptoms and targeting the right areas to work on in order to address my neck, shoulder & back issues.
The use of the balance wedge I believe has reduced the tension across my back and neck and ultimately helped in reducing the amount and severity of my headaches. It has also helped my posture and awareness of where my pain starts.
I feel that the more I use it, the better my posture is becoming (it's very slow progress), and my symptoms are slightly reducing. I will continue to use it.
For me personally it is so simple yet so effective. Super comfy too! We all love a little balance wedge in our house
It’s nice to use and has a lasting benefit afterwards
The feeling of the chest opening and the release to the shoulders is fantastic.
I try to use it daily and I can feel the stretch which is good
Lying on the balance wedge at the end of the day is like relief. If I go 2 days without using it I really notice it!!!