Protac Ball Cushion™
An expertly designed and constructed seat cushion which stimulates the senses and is the ideal solution for children or adults who find it difficult to sit still and concentrate.
The Ball Cushion Square™ is suitable for use by both children and adults. In all cases it can alleviate balance problems, learning disabilities, hyperactivity, low muscle tone, physical unrest and hyperactivity.
Design, sizes and weight:
The Ball Cushion Square™ is a modification of the standard Ball Cushion. The main difference is the fact that the Ball Cushion Square™ has interior balls which are contained in 4 separate sections. This creates a more stable cushion which is very useful for users who experience more severe problems with balance. Balance issues of this kind may make the standard Protac Ball Cushion difficult to use, but the Ball Cushion Square™ deals with these balance issues while still providing all the standard Ball Cushion advantages.
The Ball Cushion Square™ which contains the larger balls – 38mm – offers maximum movement and sensory stimulation. Users who are looking for a less intense level of stimulation, however, are recommended to opt for the model which uses smaller balls – 25mm. Balls of this size in a Ball Cushion Square™ are more likely to be suited to users who are smaller in stature, weigh less or have greater sensitivity to the stimulation provided
Dynamic sitting posture
The Ball Cushion Square™ helps users to develop more dynamic posture which will improve their physical well-being at the same time as enabling better concentration and focus on the work being done. The process works because any movement on the cushion creates a small shift in the position of the internal balls. This shift will alter the centre of gravity of the person in the seat, prompting them to change their position and sit up straighter. Shifts of this kind have the effect of training the muscles in the abdomen, back and lumbar area. Over time, this muscle strengthening will increase muscle tone overall, delivering straighter posture and relieving some of the pressure normally placed on the spine, People who have to cope with extreme levels of restlessness will find that their restless shifting and movement is absorbed into the cushion, with the resulting movement improving posture in the manner set out above.
Better concentration and learning
The balls within the cushion provide a consistent source of stimulation throughout the period during which a person is sitting on it. This stimulation, and the sensory information being provided to the brain, helps to establish a clear awareness of the body. This, in turn, makes it easier to concentrate and focus on the tasks at hand and any new information provided.
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Recommended by specialists
The Protac Ball Cushion™ is also used to assist with balance problems and train muscle tone in occupational therapy and physical therapy.