The first swiss ball was originally made as a toy by an Italian plastics manufacturer named Aquilino Cosani, in the early 1960′s, and was called the Pezzi ball. It was initially used in Europe as a tool by physical therapists treating neuromuscular disorders such as MS, cerebral palsy, and spinal injuries.
The term “Swiss ball” was coined after American physical therapists began using those techniques after witnessing their benefits in Switzerland. Since then these balls have been known by many different names such as balance ball, body ball, fitness ball, physioball, pilates ball, stability ball, therapy ball, and yoga ball. Continue reading