Senior Balance Exercises For Ankle Mobility

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com

   Having strong ankles is an essential key to stability in later life and practicing certain strengthening exercises and  senior balance exercises can help you build sturdy ankles. Please see more at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Overall steadiness with standing and walking activities start at the bottom and flow up. For example, having a keen sense of touch between the feet and the floor as well as having strong muscles in the lower legs maximizes your balance abilities. In addition, performing equilibrium routines is critically important as part of physical therapy rehabilitation after an ankle sprain.  The sensory feedback from our feet and ankles is one of the primary components our balance system uses to maintain stability during all standing and walking movements.  Consequences of an ankle sprain include pain, stiffness, swelling and decreased balance abilities. With a stiff and swollen ankle, balance reactions are limited and our body has a difficult time correcting or controlling as our weight shifts. Furthermore, after an ankle sprain it is very difficult to walk on uneven surfaces without greatly increasing the risk for falling. As a result, it is imperative to rehearse senior balance exercises following an ankle injury to re-establish proper flexibility and strength.

Senior Balance Exercises For Resilient Ankles

  Rehearsing senior balance exercises on a daily basis will help develop necessary stability skills and lower extremity strength, which results in increased stability with walking, dancing, jogging, skiing and other activities on your feet. In the clinic, you can practice standing on balance equipment like the BOSU, Discs, dense foam or balance boards. At home, you can start with standing on one foot on hard surfaces like hardwood floors, tile or carpet. In the future as you develop better steadiness, you can progress to standing one foot on a couch cushion placed on the floor. You can practice these equilibrium routines at home by following along with the instruction in the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDbalance exercises

    To enhance the stability at your ankles,  get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Have strong ankles by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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