The success of any treatment or rehabilitation comes not only from practitioner contact and technique, but also from a fundamental changing of the patients’ biomechanical and functional patterns through conscious re-education of movement.

As practitioners, we hope to educate, facilitate and motivate patients into taking responsibility for their bodies, to expedite rehabilitation and create long lasting change.

The concept of the Oov was borne out of the desire to improve home rehabilitative exercises for patients.

Having used everything from rolled up towels, to placing tennis balls in socks, to the later devices of foam rollers and Swiss Balls, we found that all required detailed instructions.

This instruction, or cueing, is required to achieve the correct therapeutic exercise to activate and strengthen weak and unstable areas, to stretch and mobilise others, or preferably both.  However, too many instructions can over-complicate home rehabilitative exercise, and lead to confusion, incorrect exercise, or non-compliance from patients.

The Concept and Origins of the Oov rose from countless comments from patients as to why they didn’t do their exercises, the most common one was “I wasn’t sure if I was doing them correctly”.

So began the idea to develop a device, acting as a cyto-skeleton to mimic the spines natural movement, giving the user feedback to self-correct during exercise.

The Vision of the Project set out to achieve the following:

A Device that results in High Patient Compliance
Minimal or No Instructions or Cueing of patients on the Device, or a Self Correcting Tool.
Even if they lay on it and did nothing, it would still be doing