Swiss balls are also known as gym balls, exercise balls or fit balls. They were developed by physiotherapists in Switzerland during the 1960’s. And they’re intended for use during physiotherapy rehabilitation. The Swiss Ball has increased in popularity and is now used in gyms and as for home exercise programmes. The Swiss Ball is a versatile fitness tool that can be used for core strength and stability. It’s also great for stretching, yoga and Pilates. The Exercise Ball is often used in the home rehabilitation of low back pain, sciatica, herniated disc, facet syndrome, postural problem, posture-related back ache and sacroiliac joint dysfunction.