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    jamurphy
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    I have seen this problem occurring more regularly at computer workstations in which people use a large therapy ball to sit on for 6+ hours/day. The goal is to strengthen core muscles but in the meantime, they sit without back support for long periods of time. Ouch! Does anyone have research on using therapy balls as chairs in the office environment? Thanks.

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    [private user]
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    There was a lot of information on this issue posted some time ago. If you do a search on this site, you should find plenty of information. We have had a few employees inquire about using them and based on much of the material on this site, have elected not to allow them.

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    jamurphy
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    Thanks for referring me to the past posts. I read some of them when the discussion was fresh. With my recent inquiry, I was wondering if someone might know about any research that has been published on the pros/cons of the balls vs personal testimonials. Thanks again.

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