About The Oov
Functional movement is a balance between Strength and Control. Training of Motor Control has been shown to reduce injury, pain, and improve performance.
The Oov creates a 3D environment, allowing the body to move in 3 Planes, facilitating motor learning.
The Oov has been designed to mimic the movement of the spine. All 3 curves of the spine are supported (Unlike any other device you lie on!! We can’t believe no one has thought of this before)
Lying on the Oov axially elongates the spine, and the pelvis is up off the ground and free to move in all 3 planes – meaning you also have to control the pelvis in all 3 planes.
The head is lower than the hips, inhibiting the use of your accessory respiratory muscles to breathe, thereby promoting Diaphragmatic Breathing. Research shows that breathing from our accessory muscles up-regulates the fight or flight response, but breathing from the Diaphragm helps calm the nervous system down. The Diaphragm is also part of the core and needs to be integrated into core training exercises.
The Oov is Dynamic due to the Proprietary material, and is soft and flexible, but only to a point, where the foam starts to push back.
The Design and Material work together to create a device where you have to find balance, use your core to control your trunk, and learn how to move one part of your body without moving another.
The Oov can be used supine, prone, side-lying, kneeling, and standing, and the Exercise Program can be found here.
Oov Pty Ltd is a conceptual business based in Australia, whose mission is to be an innovative design and manufacture company developing dynamic and active products, predictive technologies to assess performance and Injuries, devices and even furniture, employing ratios and geometries found in nature and our bodies as inspiration for design.
We believe there exists an intimate relationship between our products, their use and people’s bodies and, as such, we aim to contribute to the continuing education of practitioners and trainers to enhance this relationship for overall wellbeing.
Ultimately, our vision is to help people change the way they use and understand their bodies.