Ever wondered what balance boards do to you apart from being fun? Balance boards were initially developed to help skiers and surfers advance their skills off season or when they couldn't practice their sports. However the balance board advanced in a tool not be used only by athletes but by the everyday person.
Balance boards are used to develop first of all and as the name suggests, your balance, helping in the equal distribution of weight and general muscle empowerment while preparing you to avoid injuries before and after you reach retirement. Especially in the elderly injuries are caused due to loss of balance and it is something that can be avoided if the balance skill is developed. Apart from injury prevention balance boards also play a major role in injury recovery of the lower joints (knees and ankles). All physiotherapists use many different types of balance exercises for the recovery from such injuries.
From a medical perspective balance boards help in the evolution of the neural system allowing the advanced communication between the left and the right brain hemispheres which means that dancers become feather-light, musicians get their postures right, writers get rid of the writers block and pretty much assists in removing any creativity block you might be facing.