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5 Exercises to Help Improve Balance & Reduce Touching/Holding When Standing

5 Exercises to Help Improve Balance & Reduce Touching/Holding When Standing

Lower-level patients typically cannot stand without touching or holding onto something sturdy - walker, dresser, counter, chair, etc. If these pati...

6 Exercises to Avoid Tipping & Falling Backwards

6 Exercises to Avoid Tipping & Falling Backwards

Some patients are prone to a posterior loss of balance, which is incredibly scary and often leads to a strong fear of falling. To help combat this ...

4 Types of Falls

4 Types of Falls

Falls are defined as losses of balance that result in unexpected and rapid descents to lower surfaces, typically the floor. While the definition of...

6 Reactionary Balance Exercises to Help Prepare for Unexpected Obstacles of Life

6 Reactionary Balance Exercises to Help Prepare for Unexpected Obstacles of Life

A common characteristic among falls is the presence of the unexpected. In a recent Balance Pros survey on falls, examples of unexpected fall factor...

10 Balance Exercises for Going Sans Cane or Walker

10 Balance Exercises for Going Sans Cane or Walker

When was the last time you heard a patient say "I don't need a cane" or "I can walk without a walker?" If you work in the area of balance rehabilit...

6 Weight Shifting Exercises to Improve Balance

6 Weight Shifting Exercises to Improve Balance

Weight shifting exercises involve the rhythmical progression of one's center of pressure back and forth over a fixed base. For example, in forward ...

Randomized Reaching Exercise to Improve Balance for Reaching Down

Randomized Reaching Exercise to Improve Balance for Reaching Down

During this exercise, the patient places a cone on the ADL Balance Mat that corresponds to the number (1-12) called out by the Clock Yourself App. ...

Wall Off Exercises to Improve Balance Recovery

Wall Off Exercises to Improve Balance Recovery

Wall offs target hip strategies to improve balance recovery. This video demonstrates 3 variations: posterior, anterior, and lateral. Because losses...