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OPTP Slant™

Sku: 412

Ideal for stretching, strengthening and rehabilitation at home or in the clinic, these foam incline boards are easier-to-use and more affordable than wooden, metal or plastic alternatives.

OPTP SlantTM boards are integral in the prevention and treatment of common lower-leg and foot problems such as Achilles tendonitis, heel spurs, shin splints, calf strains, plantar fasciitis, overuse syndromes and post-surgery contraction. They’re perfectly suited for stretching and weight-bearing exercise at home or in a clinic. Can also be used to improve the sitting posture of children.

These lightweight, but sturdy, slant boards are constructed of special weight-bearing foam, making them easier-to-handle and more cost-effective compared to wooden, metal or plastic boards. 18° incline. Latex-free. Sold in pairs.

Measure 11¾" L x 11¾" W x 3¾" H with an 18° incline.

UPC: 793573900210

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June 24, 2017 / Anne Shihadeh, Ergonomics Consultant - Portland Oregon

Everyone Needs This!

I was thrilled to stumble across this product while browsing in a thrift shop. (You never know what you're going to find!) I've been using slanted wedges personally and professionally for my clients for over 20 years. My source for the slant wedges I've used in the past has "dried up" so I snatched up this item and went home to look up the manufacturer ASAP. I'm giving this wedge only 3 stars because of the following reasons, 1) It's too small for many of the behinds that would benefit from sitting on it! 2) At 18 degrees many people wouldn't be able to tolerate that much of an angle when they initially used it. 3) It's not covered with ANYTHING, which means the foam is going to get chewed up by wear and tear fairly rapidly. So if it was a bit wider, a bit deeper, and was a little less slanted, and had some sort of cover, I'd give it 100! I have used these wedge cushions to solve so many different problems, but I truly believe everyone who sits should have one of these! In fact, if often sit in chairs designed to be stacked, (not for the health and comfort of people sitting on them!), you need 2. One to put on the seat, and the other to put behind your back to keep you upright! These cushions do last a long time, but you'd be smart to find a small pillow case, or something to cover it.
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I was thrilled to stumble across this product while browsing in a thrift shop. (You never know what you're going to find!) I've been using slanted wedges personally and professionally for my clients for over 20 years. My source for the slant wedges I've used in the past has "dried up" so I snatched up this item and went home to look up the manufacturer ASAP. I'm giving this wedge only 3 stars because of the following reasons, 1) It's too small for many of the behinds that would benefit from sitting on it! 2) At 18 degrees many people wouldn't be able to tolerate that much of an angle when they initially used it. 3) It's not covered with ANYTHING, which means the foam is going to get chewed up by wear and tear fairly rapidly. So if it was a bit wider, a bit deeper, and was a little less slanted, and had some sort of cover, I'd give it 100! I have used these wedge cushions to solve so many different problems, but I truly believe everyone who sits should have one of these! In fact, if often sit in chairs designed to be stacked, (not for the health and comfort of people sitting on them!), you need 2. One to put on the seat, and the other to put behind your back to keep you upright! These cushions do last a long time, but you'd be smart to find a small pillow case, or something to cover it.

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May 3, 2015 / Cecilia, Fully Certified Pilates Instructor - Carrollton, TX

Helps low-back stiffness, to gain core strength

Adding to my previous review, I've discovered an additional very valuable benefit of this item. I use it with clients who have no flexibility in their lumbar (low back) vertebrae, OR too much lordosis (concavity). Lying supine, on their back, I place it under their tailbone/sacrum area (the thickest end under that part of their spine) to help them form flexion (a posterior pelvic tilt) as they practice, with pelvic rocking exercises, how to pull in their abdominal muscles toward their spine. Next, while they do their abdominal challenging exercises (reaching their legs away) this prop perfectly enables the client to maintain stability in that lumbar region to protect it, allowing the client to keep their abdominal muscles pulled in tight with good control.
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Adding to my previous review, I've discovered an additional very valuable benefit of this item. I use it with clients who have no flexibility in their lumbar (low back) vertebrae, OR too much lordosis (concavity). Lying supine, on their back, I place it under their tailbone/sacrum area (the thickest end under that part of their spine) to help them form flexion (a posterior pelvic tilt) as they practice, with pelvic rocking exercises, how to pull in their abdominal muscles toward their spine. Next, while they do their abdominal challenging exercises (reaching their legs away) this prop perfectly enables the client to maintain stability in that lumbar region to protect it, allowing the client to keep their abdominal muscles pulled in tight with good control.

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July 21, 2014 / Cecilia, Fully Certified Pilates Instructor

For Neutral Pelvis While in Supine

Coincidentally I use this slant for the same reasons as the first reviewer: while the client is lying supine, I place the slant under their lumbar spine giving them the cue to make a neutral pelvis (tailbone down, respecting the small of the back). It gives client wonderful awareness of stability of neutral pelvis while Pilates exercises that challenge core strength are performed.
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Coincidentally I use this slant for the same reasons as the first reviewer: while the client is lying supine, I place the slant under their lumbar spine giving them the cue to make a neutral pelvis (tailbone down, respecting the small of the back). It gives client wonderful awareness of stability of neutral pelvis while Pilates exercises that challenge core strength are performed.

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December 16, 2013 / j. kao, Fitness Trainer (biomechanics, postural alignment) - New York, NY

Pelvis Position Corrector!

I use this with clients who have habitual "slouch" (posterior pelvic tilt) to re-train proper bio-mechanical pelvic (& spinal) alignment. Usually i wrap some rubberized "shelf liner" around the slant, so the client's butt doesn't slide off the seat! :) Also works well in some leg machines (e.g. hamstring curl, leg extension, etc) where seat-pan tends to tilt backwards (meaning hips lower than knees - often causing post. pelvic tilt, rather than neutral pelvis, and greater strain on low back during exercise).
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I use this with clients who have habitual "slouch" (posterior pelvic tilt) to re-train proper bio-mechanical pelvic (& spinal) alignment. Usually i wrap some rubberized "shelf liner" around the slant, so the client's butt doesn't slide off the seat! :) Also works well in some leg machines (e.g. hamstring curl, leg extension, etc) where seat-pan tends to tilt backwards (meaning hips lower than knees - often causing post. pelvic tilt, rather than neutral pelvis, and greater strain on low back during exercise).

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