Senior Balance Exercises For Parkinson’s

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

   The medical advances for individuals diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease has accelerated over the past years and includes new medications as well as strengthening routines and senior balance exercises. Please see more information at According to medical researchers, there are approximately 1 million Americans suffering with Parkinson’s disease, and the number increases by nearly 60,000 each year. It’s important to note, however, that the disease affects more people than just those who have been diagnosed with it. If someone you love has been afflicted with Parkinson’s, you know all too well that it can be just as difficult for those who care for the patient on a daily basis as it is on the patient. As of now, Parkinson’s is incurable, and that’s just as true for the emotional toll the disease takes on you and your family as you focus on caring for your loved one and lessening his or her suffering. Even though a Parkinson’s diagnosis can be devastating, there are ways in which you and other care partners can alleviate the burden on yourselves and your loved ones suffering from Parkinson’s. Understanding each stage of the disease can be a good place to start. In its earliest stages, Parkinson’s manifests itself in the form of trembling of the hands or limbs, uncontrollable shaking, loss of balance, poor posture and/or abnormal facial expressions. At this stage, the shock of the initial diagnosis may be the most difficult thing for the patient, but you can make things easier for him or her by staying calm and offering as much support as possible. Keeping track of your loved one’s medical appointments, therapy sessions and medications can eliminate some of the stress and allow the patient to focus on coping with the diagnosis. Another important key to dealing with an early diagnosis of Parkinson’s Disease is to stay as strong and mobile as possible by practicing both strengthening routines and senior balance exercises.

Senior Balance Exercises For Parkinson’s Disease

    A critical step  for parkinson’s patients to follow through with every day is rehearsing senior balance exercises to develop steadiness at home and outside of the home. A daily dose of stability exercises can establish strong connections between the sensory input in the feet and ankles and the balance system in the brain, thereby improving steadiness with all movement activities. One beginning equilibrium routine to start with involves standing with your feet positioned so one foot is directly in front of the other foot. In this tandem alignment, your balance reactions at the ankles will be challenged, resulting in enhanced stability with all walking and standing activities. you can practice this stability routine and other balance exercises in the convenience of your own home by following the instructions of a knowledgeable physical therapist with the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

    Those with Parkinson’s Disease are encouraged to 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

Be steady by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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