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Balance ball exercises are a great way to help you gain strength and mobility after an injury. Depending on the nature of the injury, a balance ball workout allows you to engage many different muscle groups without irritating the injured area. For example, a shoulder injury may keep you from traditional weight-lifting, but balance ball exercises can work some of the same muscle groups. But be sure to seek advice from your doctor, physical therapist, or other medical professional before returning to exercise after an injury so you can develop a safe injury rehabilitation plan.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|