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Dd has a Kelly Holmes one ! It's fab ! Lovely spongy removable cover ! There is so much more she can do on it than just "wobble" !! Oh and it came via Tescos !!

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Not sure about the wobble boards sorry, but I bought my therabands on eBay, I have a green and a blue one. Green is a lower resistance than the blue, but the blue is quite strong. The green ones are used quite alot in pilates, might be a good one to start with. Do you know what dd needs to use it for? Is it for stretching or strengthening feet and ankles?

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We got theraband equivalents from sports direct, the teacher recommended them

 

I'm not sure exactly what the wobble boards are for & she goes to physio direct from school so I never see them. I think it might be for strengthening. She's working on ?proprioception? due to some hyperflexibility.

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Dd also has the Kelly Holmes one from Tesco . The wobble board was recommended by the phsyio when she sprained her ankle. She has also been using it for recent knee sprain.

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Amazon have a wide range of wobble boards and therabands.  I got dd both from them.  Wobble board was 14.99 and was the same type as she used at dance school and theraband was the purple one as that is the one our dance teacher recommended for dancers.

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Deuserband (spelling?) is recommended at DD's school for experienced/advanced students. It's the red and black one, available from Dance Direct.

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Dd says the wobble board she uses is made by theraband but they are around £50. Yikes!

£50 for a wobble board is very expensive.  I have attached a link to the one that my daughter has http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wobble-Board-40-Sc-Balance/dp/B000O0YET4/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1392901665&sr=8-5&keywords=wobbleboard  at a reasonably priced £14.22.  It's really good quality and recommended by my dd's ballet teachers.

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We've got a great wobble board with a maze - you have to get the balls into the centre using your feet!

 

Can't remember where we bought it, online somewhere, google 'maze wobble board'

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Our nearest Lidl in Newhaven had a wobble board on sale yesterday .....sorry forgot to look at price...In with the sports stuff but I can check tomorrow. Have no idea about the quality etc.

I remember when I broke my first ankle I used one of these as part of the NHS physiotherapy on offer afterwards. It was for strengthening the ankles after coming out of plaster. I was not offered physio when I broke the other one.....they assumed I knew what to do......which I didn't do of course and this ankle took much longer to get back to normal......3 months longer in fact....so definitely worth persevering with the physio!!

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Hi everyone, sorry I didn't give an update since you all so kindly gave me advice on pointe shows in December - will try to post it somewhere appropriate but suffice to say I am loving pointe! I've tried to do a multiquote reply here but don't think it has worked (apologies if it does something really weird!) - tried to repeat taxi4ballet's request for info about how to use a wobbleboard and what for and re LinMM's post above - Lidl has them for £7.99. I've found one under my bed (!) never used it before but I can feel when doing pointe I need to strengthen my ankles, especially the left so will start using it if that is what it is good for - silly question p'raps but do you just stand on it?? For how long/how often?

 

Thanks!

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My soon to be 10 year old dd would really like a turn board for her birthday but her teacher isn't keen on the idea for her just yet and has suggested a wobble board instead. Has anyone got any suggestions on what would be a good one for dancers?

Thanks.

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Can anyone recommend a good wobble board please....one that will safely take an adult's weight? Its for myself, and I weigh rather a lot more than the average ballet student! I am not taking up ballet I hasten to add, but my physio has suggested I look for one as it will be useful later on in my rehabilitation from some injuries I sustained in an accident earlier in the year. I dont want to buy one that collapses under my weight and puts me back to square one 😂. I'm not hugely overweight, but I am no 40kg ballerina either! My DD never had one so Ive never seen one up close - do they state a maximum weight? Any brands that are particularly good?

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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Any physio supplies website will be a good starting point. The majority of those bought by physiotherapists for use in their clinics and rehab rooms will be fine. Can you ask your physio where they get theirs from?

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43 minutes ago, drdance said:

Any physio supplies website will be a good starting point. The majority of those bought by physiotherapists for use in their clinics and rehab rooms will be fine. Can you ask your physio where they get theirs from?

I didnt ask but I imagine they come via the NHS supply chain like everything else. I work for the same Trust and we get what we are given basically - I dont suppose things are any different for the physio dept.

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The PhysioRoom brand have weight limits on the description 

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I have the 66 Fit balance board and it's been fine for adult weight. 36cm and marketed for beginner/advanced. It's not as bendy /easy as some plastic boards.

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