The Oov is a device that facilitates whole-body assessment, corrections of compensations and performance optimisation. It can be used to assess the body’s movement recruitment strategies and then provide the necessary feedback for the body and the mind to correct faulty movement patterns. This enhances not only everyday function but also right through to Sporting Performance.
At your initial appointment, your Physiotherapist who has been specifically trained in Oov therapy, will take a comprehensive history to get an understanding of your requirements, injury or condition and the circumstances that may have led to your condition, considering your whole person. Then a movement assessment will continue with you lying on the Oov.
The Oov illuminates your body’s compensation strategies and can help pinpoint spots in the body where muscle control and joint movements are more difficult for you.
Laying on the Oov puts your spine in a lengthened and well supported position, preventing compression and shearing forces of the spine and also creates the optimal position for your “CORE” to work most efficiently.
From this posture, mobility of the body can be readily improved in the hips, shoulders and the spine all while core control is achieved.
Working on the Oov via specific mobility, balance, and strength exercises has a significant neuroplastic impact (provides enormous feedback to the nerves in the spinal cord and brain.)
So, in addition to working on the structure of the body aka your “hardware” and its capacity to move, we are also upregulating the nervous system to ensure optimum performance, your “software”.
A tailored exercise program with detailed and specific exercises that address the assessment findings will be covered.
Manual therapy in the form of specific soft tissues release/massage may also be applied in the session.
Being on the OOV for assessment and treatment allows for effective diaphragm breathing and regulation of the nervous system to help alleviate stress in the body and nervous system. Alpha brain waves (alpha brain waves make you feel calm and relaxed) are activated, and the “rest and digest” nervous system state is achieved.
“Complexity disguised as Simplicity”.