Using a Swiss ball (a.k.a. exercise ball, therapy ball, etc.) can be a great way to work your core & balance. These basic Swiss ball exercises are good ones to begin with if you are just starting out. Buy a printable worksheet with the Swiss Ball exercises in this video here: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/purchase-swiss-ball-basic-worksheet
A Swiss ball is very unstable and even sitting on the ball can be challenging, so make sure you are in a safe environment and have someone with you to hold the ball the first few times you try it.
Once you have mastered these basic Swiss ball exercises, you may want to check out some more advanced Swiss ball exercises here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QTV7y8_-BSI
The first Swiss ball exercise is really just showing the proper body mechanics for the ball. You want the ball to be the right height for best results.
The next ones are hip circles, pelvic tilts, and lateral tilts. These are a great way to loosen up the low back and pelvis, and get use to sitting on the ball.
Then getting a little harder there’s hip flexion, knee extension, and arm lifts. Once you start getting movement of your arms and legs, it makes it harder to balance.
The last ones are hip flexion with opposite arm lifts, hip flexion with same side arm lifts, and crunches. Make sure you can do the other ones before trying these since they are harder to do balancing on the ball.
Swiss Ball Core & Back Strengthening Exercises (Basic):
Swiss Ball Exercises (Advanced):
Doctor Jo is a licensed Physical Therapist and Doctor of Physical Therapy.
SUPPORT Dr. Jo on Patreon for as little as $1 a month, and get cool rewards: http://www.patreon.com/askdoctorjo
10 Best Swiss Ball Exercises (Basic):
DISCLAIMER: This content (the video, description, links, and comments) is not medical advice or a treatment plan and is intended for general education and demonstration purposes only. This content should not be used to self-diagnose or self-treat any health, medical, or physical condition. Don’t use this content to avoid going to your own healthcare professional or to replace the advice they give you. Consult with your healthcare professional before doing anything contained in this content. You agree to indemnify and hold harmless Ask Doctor Jo, LLC, its officers, employees, and contractors for any and all losses, injuries, or damages resulting from any and all claims that arise from your use or misuse of this content. Ask Doctor Jo, LLC makes no representations about the accuracy or suitability of this content. Use of this content is at your sole risk.