Stability balls are definitely a great way to target and strengthen core muscles post partum. They work without putting stress on joints or creating repetitive strain injuries. When used correctly they are an effective alternative to crunches, squats, and even lunges done on their own.
I find after having a baby, women look for easy, time-saving ways to get their strength back.
There are great online links available. DVDs and classes at fitness and community centres to teach and assist in educating the right positions and movements.
The natural instability of the ball. Creates a fantastic opportunity to access multiple parts of the body and encourages the use of core stabilizers. It forces the nervous system to work in checks and balances over many of the involved muscles and creates a stability belt around the low back and pelvis.
Contact Vancouver Chiropractor Nora Rahemtulla, for an appointment, if you are interested in learning more about your needs of core stability and how it affects your back strength.