Protac Ball Cushion

The Ball Cushion provides a dynamic sitting posture and good balance training. It has been designed according to the theory of sensory integration. When sitting on the Ball Cushion, you will, due to the flexibility of the balls, move beyond the body's centre of gravity.

Automatically the body will sense this and signal to shift the weight of the body to keep the balance. In that way, e.g. back and abdominal muscles are stimulated (the postural muscles), so that you receive impulses to sit upright, which improves the power of concentration.

Dynamic Sitting Posture improves Learning
Sitting on the Ball Cushion does many children good. This goes for children who are agitated, and children with concentration and learning disorders. Furthermore the Ball Cushion is recommended for school children in general because the movements on the cushion relieve the back.

The Ball Cushion is used for balance and sensibility training, both for children and adults. The Ball Cushion is useful for sensory motor training, e.g. in a hammock, or as extra stimulation by placing it under your feet.

Theory
The Ball Cuchion has been developed on the basis of A. Jean Ayres’ theories of sensory integration.

Different sensory systems are affected by using the Ball Cushion:

The proprioceptive sensory system
The pressure of the balls is all the time sending information to the body, about how the position of the body is. It is increasing the body consciousness.

The vestibulare sensory system
When the child is sitting on the Ball Cushion it will move over the center of gravity. The body will feel this movement, and the sensation will cause that the child will move the weight of her body, keeping balance.

The Ball Cushion is manufactured in 3 different sizes suitable for a school chair, a Trip Trap chair, and chairs used in kindergarten and pre-school.

The Ball Cushion is used for :

  • ADHD
  • Balancing disorders
  • Cerebral palsy
  • Concentration disorders
  • Hyperactivity
  • Learning disorders
  • Sensory disturbances
  • Spasticity