Medicine ball catch

The medicine ball catch exercise is designed to challenge the single leg balance with an unknown. This develops proprioception after lower limb injuries.

Teaching Points:

  • Start off standing on a single leg.
  • Get a partner or therapist to throw a ball towards you so you can catch it.
  • Maintain your balance throughout.
  • Start with gentle throws directly towards your body.
  • As you improve try slightly harder throws or throws slightly off to the side or overhead.
  • A further challenge is to do the same exercise whilst balancing on a wobble board.