Biodynamics and Human Performance Ceneter

 

The Effect of Sitting on Stability Balls on Lower Back Pain and Core Endurance

Lower back pain (LBP) is a common problem. Over two thirds of adults will experience LBP at some point in their life, and between 12 and 44% are experiencing LBP at any given moment. LBP is particularly prevalent in those who spend much of their time sitting. This research study is a randomized controlled trial with 89 participants.  The purpose of this study is to determine whether sitting on a stability ball 90 minutes/day, five days/week has an effect on core endurance and LBP, as compared to traditional chairs.

Elliot, T, Marshall, K, Lake, D, Davies GJ. The Effect of Sitting on Stability Balls on Lower Back Pain and Core Endurance. (Ongoing Research 2013-14)