We often see our Core-Tex family assume upright balance training on Core-Tex goes from two hands on the handrail to hands free and no use of the handrail. In other words, going from the most help to the least help. This may lead to a misinterpretation of Core-Tex being "too advanced" and a missed opportunity to scale your balance progressions in a way that allows the user to be successful.
Balance training runs the continuum of fall prevention for the elderly and/or physically challenged to extreme demands of elite athletes and performers. The former is directly tied to function, quality of life and injury avoidance.
The research paper linked below compares conventional balance training (CBT) and reactive balance training (RBT). Although the study did not use Core-Tex, the RBT aspect did include a translation of the base of support, which is only one of the multiple characteristics of Core-Tex. Core-Tex will also tilt and rotate combined with the translation.
Balance is essentially a sub-category of reactive training. You can't execute a purposeful recovery strategy until you first react to the change in the environment. Let Core-Tex help prime your nervous system and musculoskeletal system to meet balance needs across multiple scenarios.
All unstable surfaces are not the same. When looking at the literature, it is often very challenging to differentiate between types of surfaces used in any given study or what is being compared in systematic reviews. This matters because they each have their own characteristics. Here, Core-Tex inventor and biomechanics expert Anthony Carey discusses some of the principles.