Testing your 3 balance systems is a bit tricky to do on your own, but it can be done. Remember that the 3 systems include your vision, your sensation/proprioception and your inner ear. I’ll explain how to test each of the 3 below, but let me give you a word of caution first: when you test your balance on your own, you run the risk of falling. So if you’re interested in performing these tests, make sure you’re in a safe environment and that someone is nearby to help you correct your balance if needed.
160222 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.
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.
, 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!)
Beginning a new activity starts with learning how to do it correctly. In the case of Tai-Chi this will mean seeking out a competent instructor who will guide you in the technical aspects of posture and movement. Pay
An introduction to Tai-Chi part 1 of 2 Some of you may remember a similar post on this topic a while back, however due to my busy schedule at that time the entire first part was not a part of that article. So I am giving it another go this time. Tai-Chi is an ancient … Continue reading 081021 An introduction to Tai-Chi part 1 of 2
A simple thing can change your life—like tripping on a rug or slipping on a wet floor. If you fall, you could break a bone, like thousands of older men and women do each year. For older people, a break can be the start of more serious problems, such as a trip to the hospital, injury, or even disability.
Balance is a critical part of living an active life, especially as we age.
Practicing with dynamic balance exercises may help prevent a fall.
291219 Balance by Danny M. O'Dell MA., CSCS Balance is critical to our daily living activities. Without balance, we would be constantly reaching and grasping for stable objects to prevent falling, stumbling or injuring ourselves. Since the basic examples were identified and discussed in an earlier post. This one will address a few more from … Continue reading 291219 Balance by Danny M. O’Dell MA., CSCS