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5 Cone Exercises to Improve Balance

5 Cone Exercises to Improve Balance

Therapy CONES are found in most rehabilitation gyms. Individuals with BALANCE limitations are also found in most (if not all) rehabilitation gyms. ...

Turn 15 Gait Challenges Into 2,400 Possible Gait Exercises

Turn 15 Gait Challenges Into 2,400 Possible Gait Exercises

When was the last time your patient said "I don't need a cane or walker?" In their mind, they don't need one on flat, level flooring under ideal co...

New Year 2020 and Balance Intensity 20:20

New Year 2020 and Balance Intensity 20:20

I hope you are enjoying your start to 2020! This is the perfect year to highlight the balance training principle of 20:20. This post will help you ...

4 Questions for Quality Balance Training

4 Questions for Quality Balance Training

Answer the following 4 questions to test how well your balance exercises measure up (total your "YES" answers and score at end of post): Do...

Balance Boundaries: Proceed with Caution

Balance Boundaries: Proceed with Caution

Boundaries are defined limits or borders that indicate lines that should not be crossed. Venture beyond a boundary and negative consequences likely...

5 Balance Exercises Favorites for Parkinson’s Disease

5 Balance Exercises Favorites for Parkinson’s Disease

Parkinson’s Disease (PD) is a degenerative disorder of the central nervous system. It most commonly impairs one’s ability to gauge and execute move...

Surface Matters for Static Balance

Surface Matters for Static Balance

Surface is the composition of the ground on which the patient is balancing. Surfaces that are soft, unstable, sloped (hills), or uneven (thre...

The Body's 4 Natural Defenses to Fight Falls

The Body's 4 Natural Defenses to Fight Falls

Standing balance is one's ability to remain upright and steady. Steadiness is maintaining the body's center of pressure (COP) well within the base ...

5 Steps for Learning to Stand Without Hand Support

5 Steps for Learning to Stand Without Hand Support

A lot of patients in post-acute rehab cannot stand without holding onto something - walkers, tables, grab bars, THERAPISTS, etc. Many of these pati...

5 Areas/Equipment to Improve Balance Following a Stroke

5 Areas/Equipment to Improve Balance Following a Stroke

In this post I will attempt to blend 2 of my favorite areas of Rehab - helping patients recover from strokes (CVAs) and developing equipment/exerci...

7 Areas the ADL Balance Trainer Helps with Cognitive Rehab

7 Areas the ADL Balance Trainer Helps with Cognitive Rehab

The main goal of the ADL Balance Trainer is to improve balance through functional movements, namely reaching. To this end, it was important that re...