- is lightweight and portable
- can be used at home or in the office
- has 3 time settings: 5, 10, 20mins.
Subtle up and down movements with the legs (just as in nervous foot tapping or leg jiggling) while sitting, have proven to be beneficial for people suffering of any of these ailments:
- Swollen legs caused by prolonged sitting
- Varicose veins
- Poor circulation
- Cold feet
It is difficult to imitate the nervous habit of knee jiggling for longer than a few moments without equipment. The Ortho-Bounce was developed to produce this continious passive motion. While sitting down, the heel is placed on the tongue of the machine and the Ortho-Bounce will vertically move the heel with adjustable speed. That movement is continued through the leg and is effective in gently excercising the calf muscles, knee and hip joints.
The jiggling or bouncing also helps activating blood circulation in the legs through calf movement. In Japan, the calf is called the second heart.
3 minutes of ‘tapping’ use approximately the same amount of calories as 20 minutes of walking.