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Jakubek Mark D. ATC
Strength and Conditioning Journal: October 2007
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The purpose of this review is to examine current literature about stability balls and review their various uses in athletic training, physical therapy, strength and conditioning, education, childbirth, and various other settings. Areas of interest include improving neuromuscular control, balance, strength, stability, and overall health. A comprehensive and thorough examination of all the uses and benefits of stability balls is presented. Peer-reviewed research articles and text books about stability balls were summarized in this literature review.

Mark D. Jakubek is a Certified Athletic Trainer/Graduate Assistant at the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse.

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