AOK MediBall® Pro 55cm
AOK Health designed their Swiss Balls for the needs of the health and fitness industry.
A MediBall® will hold its shape (therefore supporting your core muscles) and not just squash and flatten under your body weight like a cushion or a pillow does.
AOK Swiss Balls are not modified toy balls that squash under load like a cushion.
The ball retains its spherical form particularly during exercise, and because the sphere has a small base of support, to maintain a balanced sitting or lying position the body must focus its energies on the core stabilising muscles.
Using an AOK Swiss ball is a sure-fire way of developing strength, balance and coordination.
All body shapes and types will feel the benefits of being fully-supported when bending, lying, sitting, stretching...
Lower back pain
Lower back pain has been described as the “flu” of the musculo-skeletal system.
It causes more time-off-work than any other condition.
Using a mediBall® may help alleviate symptoms and promote stabilisation.
Evidence shows that lower back stabilisation training can positively affect lower back pain.
Use of the mediBall Pro® encourages active sitting positions, offering a highly functional opportunity to reinforce active stabilisation.
AOK Swiss Balls have been designed to meet the following criteria:
- Safety - the anti-burst feature reduces injury risk associated with exploding balls
- Strong resistance to stretching and general wear & tear
- Resist deformation under load
- Suitable for sitting, rehabilitation, exercising, stretching and weight training
Correct Ball Sizing
User's Height for
Sitting & Exercise
|less than 150cm
less than 5'
|150 - 165cm
5' - 5' 6"
|165 - 180cm
5' 6" - 6'
|180 - 200cm
6' - 6' 8"
over 6' 8"
User's Height for
|less than 160cm
less than 5' 4"
|160 - 175cm
5' 4" - 5'10"
|175 - 195cm
5' 10" - 6' 6"
over 6' 6"
These sizes are not definitive but only a guide. Larger/bulkier individuals may need a larger size ball than shown purely for comfort and not biomechanics.
Using the ball for weight lifting is also better with a larger ball than normal.
There is only 10-20% loss of efficiency if using a larger ball size for exercise.
You will rarely use a Swiss ball at its maximum inflated diameter. Best results are at 90-95% inflation.
**Please Note: All balls are tested for correct inflation before being shipped. Any balls that have been opened or inflated cannot be refunded or exchanged.
Caring for your mediBall®
CLEAN: Using a damp cloth.
INSPECT: The balls surface before use and DO NOT use if damaged.
ENSURE: The floor and surroundings are clear of sharp objects.
CARE: Should be taken if using in temperatures greater then 32ºC or less than 18ºC.
LOADING: While static load rating is 1000kg your ball is rated Anti-burst to 500kg - If using weights do not exceed your body weight as load - body weight and equipment should not exceed 350kg. Care should always be taken when using dynamic exercises.
WARNING: Do not patch/repair burst/ punctures balls. Keep away from naked flames and direst sunlight. Do not leave an inflated mediball in your car.
Caution: All balls, like car tyres, wear out with heavy use - we have balls 5 years old and still performing well. If you use your ball in a commercial environment you may need to upgrade on a regular basis. Our Swiss balls are not indestructible and may be weakened or damaged by sharp objects which may result in the ball deflating. Do not use a Swiss ball that has been damaged. Always keep your activity area clear of sharp objects or corners and check your ball regularly.