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Therapeutic Ball

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Printout languages:
English, Finnish, Swedish,
Norwegian, German, Dutch This module is adapted from the book ‘Swiss Ball Applications for
Orthopedic & Sports Medicine: A Guide for Home Exercise Programs
Utilizing the Swiss Ball’ by Joanne Posner-Mayer. Ball exercises can be
used with low level neurological patients and acute pain patients as well as
with healthy school children and world class athletes. Exercises can also
be applied to people of all ages from toddlers to seniors and adapted for
use with groups of differing abilities.
This module includes mobilising, stretching, strengthening, stabilising and
cardiovascular exercises for the spine, lower and upper extremities. Also
included are training advice on posture, transfers, guarding and
Technical Requirements
The content of this module can be sorted as follows:
Windows 2000, XP Sort 1: Cardiovascular, Training Jumping Jacks, Skier, Arms/Legs
32-bit: Vista, Windows 7, Advice, Equipment, Spinal In/Out, Open/Close Around Ball
Server 2003/2008 Exercises, Lower Extremity, Upper Optimal Posture, Transfers,
Extremity, Combination. Guarding Exercising,
Miscellaneous, Flexion Extension,
Sort 2: Marching, Shoulder Shrug,
Network licence available Rotation, Flexion/ Extension, Side
Basic Bounce, Toe Raise, Arm
Bend, Multi-planar, Core Control,
Circles, Drumming, Arm Swing,
Online: Internet Explorer 6 Abduction Horizontal Abduction.
Clap, Shoulder Taps, Asymmetrical
or later, Broadband internet Arms, V Arms, Arm Punches, Foot Sort 3: Aerobic, Advice Note,
access Ta p , S t e p , H o p , U n i l a t e r a l M o b i l i s i n g / S t r e t c h i n g ,
Arms/Legs, Cossack Dance, Strengthening / Stabilising.

Joanne Posner-Mayer PT is recognised internationally

Contact Information as an expert on therapeutic Swiss Ball applications. After
graduating from the University of Colorado physical therapy school, she practiced in Switzerland for seven years, working with pioneering therapists using the ball.
In 1980, while working at the University Orthopedic
Hospital in Copenhagen, Denmark, she began lecturing
on the therapeutic uses of the Swiss Ball. Since returning
to the United States in the early 1980s, she has taught at the University of
Colorado Physical Therapy School, practiced as a physical therapist in
various orthopedic and neurological settings, and has continued to lecture
extensively in her area of expertise.

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Provided for : Patient's Name Therapeutic Ball Exercises

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STARTING POSITION: Sit correctly on the ball in optimal posture.
MOVEMENT/EXERCISE: Begin bouncing by pushing feet into the floor and
tightening thigh and hip muscles to slightly lift trunk, relax. Continue bouncing
by alternately tightening and relaxing these muscles as vigorously as balance,
coordination and comfort allow in optimal posture.
BREATHING: Monitor heart rate. If winded, bounce less vigorously.
CAUTION: Keep feet planted on floor. Do not bend or twist spine while
Beats/min _____ Repeat _____ Times
© Joanne Posner-Mayer Do _____ Times/day
STARTING POSITION: Kneel behind ball. Rest trunk over ball and dig toes into
floor. Raise arms out to side.
MOVEMENT/EXERCISE: Let ball roll down body while legs straighten. Lift
trunk off ball as far as balance and comfort allow. Press hips into ball and
squeeze buttocks. Slowly reverse and return to starting position. Add weights
to hands or wrists as instructed.
BREATHING: Inhale when lifting, exhale when lowering.
CAUTION: Stay within pain free range. Keep neck in optimal position.
Hold _______ Seconds Weights _____
© Joanne Posner-Mayer Repeat _____ Times Do _____ Times/day
STARTING POSITION: Sit on ball in optimal posture. Properly grasp resistive
band. Place it under one thigh with one hand between legs. Tighten abdominal
MOVEMENT/EXERCISE: Lift outside arm out to side and up as high as
possible, keeping elbow straight. Slowly reverse so that band remains taut at
all times. Repeat. Switch to other side.
BREATHING: Inhale as band stretches, exhale on return.
CAUTION: Stay within pain free range. Keep wrists in neutral alignment. Do not
allow wrists to move as resistive band stretches.
© Joanne Posner-Mayer Hold Seconds _______
Repeat _____ Times Do _____ Times/day

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