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Carson Robertson
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Kneeling on Exercise Ball

The core muscles need to have strength and coordination. Exercises that make us unstable enhance the coordination of core muscles, and speed the neurologic development. Several basic exercises are used as a base and then activities are utilized to make us more unstable. Such as catching, throwing, changing arm position, leaning, or alternating movements.


Kneeling on the ball is the first stage of several of the upcoming exercises. Master this position and then more entertaining and fun exercises can be performed.

Begin by kneeling on the stability ball. Try to keep your torso upright and maintain proper posture during the exercise. If you begin to lose balance, sit back on the ball to avoid falling.

Begin by kneeling on the stability ball. Try to keep your torso upright and maintain proper posture during the exercise. If you begin to lose balance, sit back on the ball to avoid falling.

While balancing on the ball, slowly rotate your arms and torso to the right side. Hold this position until you have regained your balance then return to the start position. Continue the exercise by rotating to alternating sides. As exercise becomes easier, weights can be added to increases the difficulty.

All exercises should be conducted through a comfortable range of motion. If pain is felt, conduct the motion through the pain free range of motion, stopping just before the pain is felt. As progress is made with therapy and exercise, the pain free range of motion will be increased.