A stability ball can be used to help strengthen the abdominal muscles during a range of Swiss ball exercises during exercise. Or, you can use a balance ball for improving your posture while at home or at work.
Pregnancy & Birthing Balls
Birthing balls are essentially the same as exercise balls. They're both made from a durable material that makes them extremely difficult to puncture. You can use an exercise ball as a birthing ball. But ensure that it is an anti-burst exercise ball with an anti-slip finish to help with stability.
Gym balls are popular for use before and after childbirth. This is as they help re-tone and engage the muscles that are stretched and injured. They can also help to retrain the core muscles to improve stability. Plus, they can help prevent lower back, Sacro-iliac or pelvic pain. Birthing balls can reduce pain and help you feel more comfortable during labour. Gently bounce on your ball during the late stages of pregnancy. This is useful for helping the baby's head drop into the pelvic area.
Many birthing balls are a round like swiss ball, but some are also in the shape of a peanut. Peanut balls are made from the same material. But instead of being round, these balls are larger on the ends and have a narrow middle, like a peanut. Peanut balls make it easier to get into a comfortable, relaxed position. They're great for use while resting or sleeping as you're able to lift your legs over or around a peanut ball.
Improve Core Muscles With a Swiss Ball
Use a Pilates Ball during a home core workout for a twist. You can set up in the plank position using inflatable exercise balls. Or, carry out exercises sitting on your ball whilst working from home.
Improve Posture With a Stability Ball
Stability ball exercises carried out with feet flat or raised one at a time can help to improve core stability. Use your Physical Therapy ball to strengthen muscles that can help to minimise the risk of injury.
Use a Fitness Ball For Lower & Upper-Body Strength
At PhysioRoom, we have a wide range of buying choices for Physio balls. Shop by product size and design. Then, you can start using your fitness ball during body weight exercises. Try using a push-up position as your starting position or experimenting with planking. Consult a physical therapist if you have any questions or concerns about incorporating your fitness ball into your workout routine.