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The Use of Therapy Balls In Your Practice

Barton N. Bishop, PT, DPT, SCS, CKTI, CGFI-MP2, CSCS

May 30, 2012

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Question

Is there a weight limit for [therapy] balls?  Is there a such thing as a bariatric ball?

Answer

There is a bariatric ball. Thera-Band in particular has a ball called [Pro Series] SCP [Exercise Ball] which stands for Security, Comfort, Performance, has a weight limit of 450 to 500 pounds.  


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Barton N. Bishop, PT, DPT, SCS, CKTI, CGFI-MP2, CSCS

Barton N. Bishop, DPT, SCS, TPI CFGI-MP2, CKTP, CSCS, graduated from Creighton University in Omaha, Nebraska with a Doctor of Physical Therapy. While at Creighton, Dr. Bishop played Division-I collegiate golf and has done further study in the biomechanics of the golf swing and sports physical therapy including being a Certified Golf Fitness Instructor-Medical Professional Level 2 by the Titleist Performance Institute. In 2007, Dr. Bishop successfully passed the exam to become a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Physical Therapy by the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties (SCS - ABPTS). He is also a Certified Instructor for Thera-Band Academy. Dr. Bishop is currently the Chief Clinical Officer of Sport and Spine Rehab in the Washington, DC area.

 


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