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Introducing the OOV

Have you ever wondered what that ‘swan-like’ equipment at your studio was used for? Well this blogpost will hopefully enlighten you.

This ‘swan-like’ equipment is called an OOV. The OOV is made up of a durable foam piece that is used to compliment the natural curvatures of the spine. When using the OOV, it helps activate one’s core stabilising muscles while extending the spine. This facilitates efficient lubrication to the intervertebral discs in the spine. It has changed how people train and how they treat spinal related conditions.

The OOV aims to:

  • Achieve neutral spine during exercises
  • Realigns the body stability
  • Improves core stabilising muscles which helps improves balance
  • Increases motor control and self-awareness which helps improves physical health

The principles include:

  • Functional movement training or Rehabilitation
  • Stretching
  • Core stability
  • Developing motor control
  • Improves endurance
  • Relaxation purposes

It has been internationally introduced and used in different fields such as in fitness, yoga, pilates, physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, massage and stress relief. Trained medical practitioners and trainers have developed specific exercises and stretches using the OOV to assist with client’s problems and also help improve their condition. Specific exercises and stretches were developed because everyone has a different body type, patterns and ailments. Therefore, the developers of OOV made three different sizes namely; small, medium and large to suit their different clients.

That being said, our physiotherapists attended the OOV course and has begun incorporating the OOV equipment into their client’s rehabilitation. Our physiotherapist highly recommends this to clients that suffer from sore backs, shoulders and hips. As this will help improve their core, stabilise joints such as pelvis, shoulders and many more and ultimately relief pain. However, do not try this at home without any proper guidance. Therefore, come and visit us at our studio where our physiotherapists can assess and provide a client-specific exercise programme for you.

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MICHELLE CHIEN