Swiss Exercise Balls
My husband has a very bad back pain. His physical therapist recommended the use of Exercise Balls.
It was the first time we heard about it. I surfed the net for the details. I came to know that they are available in the variable sizes.
It is used to strengthen your muscles at the back and abdominal. Only thing is it should be selected according to your height.
The physical therapist had told us that caution should be employed as the exercise balls can cause harm.
It is also called a physio ball as it is used in physical exercise and was developed as an exercise option for back pain sufferers.
The exercise ball helps to strengthen and develop the core body muscles and helps to stabilize the spine.
Offering stability, ball exercises can be done to tone and strengthen almost any muscle group in the body.
The body responds to the shape and flexibility of the ball an element of instability is introduced into exercises. The body responds naturally and automatically to this instability to keep balance on the ball.
This will help build strength in important back muscles and abdominal muscles. We took our physical therapist to buy one.
My husband has started working on it and he says there is slight improvement in his condition. In the beginning he was asked to do crunches. This is how it is done.
Lie back on the ball with your knees bent and your feet flat down on the floor. Lift the upper body up and down for at least 30-40 times a day.
The ball will keep you in the right position and back pain is less likely to occur when doing this exercise with a ball. Then he did squats.
In that you have to roll the exercise ball up and down with ball positioned between your back and the wall. This helps to tone and muscle up your back and stomach muscles.
Our physical therapist recommended Sissel Aero Ball, he told they are known for their quality and longevity.
I cost us around $16. The ball is very good and the concept of doing exercise with Swiss Balls is also very recommended.
Jeremy's Comments - Thanks Lavida, and I'm glad to hear that your husband is starting to see improvements!
I'm not sure why your physical therapist said they can be dangerous, but I guess anything can be dangerous if you use it improperly.
Good luck with the exercise balls!