160222 9 simple ways to improve your balance 1/4

9 simple ways to improve your balance 1/4

About the Author Dr. Luke Gordon My name is Luke Gordon, and I’m a Doctor of Physical Therapy and owner of Gordon Physical Therapy (an outpatient physical therapy clinic in Spokane Valley). In my 13+ years of working as a physical therapist,

I’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of people improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall. Many of these people have had issues with their balance for months (if not years), and they’re afraid about the potentially life-altering effects of having a fall. Whether they’re trying to avoid their first fall, or they’ve already experienced multiple falls, the ultimate goal is the same: to remain as active and independent as possible.

 Why I Wrote This Report.

In my experience with helping people improve their balance, I’ve noticed a common theme: many of them don’t understand why their balance has gotten so poor, and they don’t understand how or if they can improve it. This confusion is understandable, as there are so many factors that can affect our balance. This confusion can be compounded if they’ve received advice from friends, family members and even healthcare providers along the lines of “You’re just getting older, poor balance is normal…” or “There’s nothing you can do to improve your balance…”

This type of advice is inaccurate at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Here’s a concept I’d like you to focus on instead: when it comes to improving your balance, you need to understand that there are typically factors you can NOT change, and there are also factors that you CAN change. The trick is to understand these two categories, and then focus your efforts on those factors that you can positively influence. For example, you might not be able to change the fact that you’ve had a stroke, or that you’ve had a previous knee or back surgery. But you can change your strength in your legs and core, and you can typically improve your inner ear function as well. Again, the trick is to focus your attention and energy on the factors that you CAN change, while appreciating that there are things you can’t change.

With that in mind, let me give you a quick introduction to the report before I dive into the 9 tips.

First of all, let me say that the tips are in no specific order, and that some of the tips will be easier to implement than others.

Second, I want to make the purpose of this report as clear as possible: the goal of this report is to give you some actionable items that can help you improve your balance right away. This report is NOT an all-encompassing solution to your balance issues… Rather, it’s a starting point to give you some confidence that there are things you can do to improve your balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall, and that you don’t just have to accept things the way they are (even if you are getting older!)

. – 2 – http://www.GordonPhysicalTherapy.com Published by Dr. Luke Gordon

Most people will find that 2-3 of the 9 tips are most relevant and helpful to their situation. So here’s my request: read all of the tips with an open mind. Try out several of them and figure out which ones will be the most valuable. And then, implement these 2-3 tips on a consistent basis over the coming weeks and months.

One of my favorite books is called “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy. In the book, he explains how small, positive changes, compounded over time, can lead to massive results. And that’s exactly what I hope you do with this report: pinpoint 2-3 small, positive changes that you can implement immediately, which will lead to larger improvements in the coming weeks.

I hope this report helps you or a loved get your health moving in the right direction! And I hope that it gives you some confidence that there are several ways to improve your balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall, even if you’ve been let down in the past and are skeptical that things can change.

I’ve had the opportunity to help hundreds of people improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall. Many of these people have had issues with their balance for months (if not years), and they’re afraid about the potentially life-altering effects of having a fall. Whether they’re trying to avoid their first fall, or they’ve already experienced multiple falls, the ultimate goal is the same: to remain as active and independent as possible.

 Why I Wrote This Report.

In my experience with helping people improve their balance, I’ve noticed a common theme: many of them don’t understand why their balance has gotten so poor, and they don’t understand how or if they can improve it. This confusion is understandable, as there are so many factors that can affect our balance. This confusion can be compounded if they’ve received advice from friends, family members and even healthcare providers along the lines of “You’re just getting older, poor balance is normal…” or “There’s nothing you can do to improve your balance…”

This type of advice is inaccurate at best, and downright dangerous at worst. Here’s a concept I’d like you to focus on instead: when it comes to improving your balance, you need to understand that there are typically factors you can NOT change, and there are also factors that you CAN change. The trick is to understand these two categories, and then focus your efforts on those factors that you can positively influence. For example, you might not be able to change the fact that you’ve had a stroke, or that you’ve had a previous knee or back surgery. But you can change your strength in your legs and core, and you can typically improve your inner ear function as well. Again, the trick is to focus your attention and energy on the factors that you CAN change, while appreciating that there are things you can’t change.

With that in mind, let me give you a quick introduction to the report before I dive into the 9 tips.

First of all, let me say that the tips are in no specific order, and that some of the tips will be easier to implement than others.

Second, I want to make the purpose of this report as clear as possible: the goal of this report is to give you some actionable items that can help you improve your balance right away. This report is NOT an all-encompassing solution to your balance issues… Rather, it’s a starting point to give you some confidence that there are things you can do to improve your balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall, and that you don’t just have to accept things the way they are (even if you are getting older!)

. – 2 – http://www.GordonPhysicalTherapy.com Published by Dr. Luke Gordon

Most people will find that 2-3 of the 9 tips are most relevant and helpful to their situation. So here’s my request: read all of the tips with an open mind. Try out several of them and figure out which ones will be the most valuable. And then, implement these 2-3 tips on a consistent basis over the coming weeks and months.

One of my favorite books is called “The Compound Effect” by Darren Hardy. In the book, he explains how small, positive changes, compounded over time, can lead to massive results. And that’s exactly what I hope you do with this report: pinpoint 2-3 small, positive changes that you can implement immediately, which will lead to larger improvements in the coming weeks.

I hope this report helps you or a loved get your health moving in the right direction! And I hope that it gives you some confidence that there are several ways to improve your balance and reduce the likelihood of having a fall, even if you’ve been let down in the past and are skeptical that things can change.

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