Strength, balance, coordination, core strength, and proprioception
Benefits of Using the Powerslide
Using the Powerslide engages muscles that aren’t typically used in daily activity. By setting up specific exercise routines utilizing the slide surface of the Powerslide, a comprehensive rehabilitation strengthening protocol can be established to target each specific area being treated.
- Foot & Ankle –Effectively strengthen the supporting muscles, tendons, and ligaments.
- Knee – Clinical studies show that lateral slide exercise is proven effective for ACL rehabilitation, PCL, MCL, LCL and meniscus rehabilitation.
- Core – Stabilizers are effectively engaged and strengthened on all planes. Increases balance and form.
- Hip – Stabilizers are engaged increasing strength and flexibility on all planes.
- Shoulders: Low resistance training can be used to build strength and flexibility.
“The Powerslide has been a useful tool in physical therapy with the rehab of ACL injuries and patella-femoral dysfunction. It is easily adjustable for different levels of difficulty. The Powerslide stays stationary on the floor, unlike other slide boards that I have used. Some of our high school hockey players have found it to be helpful for their training, especially since there is no permanent rink in our area. Overall I think the Powerslide is a great device to use for strength and endurance.”