TITLE

rocker board

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1921
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "rocker board" is presented. It refers to a board with rockers or a partial sphere on the undersurface so that a rocking motion occurs when a person stands on it. The board, which is also called balance board, is used for proprioception and balance training, especially in lower-extremity injuries and central nervous system disturbances.
ACCESSION #
21244399

 

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