Static And Dynamic Balance Exercises

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

    Balance exercises should include specific static and dynamic components  to develop all essential balance skills. For all of us, our balance  system is very complex and integrates several sensory inputs and motor
outputs to maintain an upright position during all movement activities.  The central processing system in our brain for our balance must  integrate mammoth amounts of information from our eyes, regarding the
environment around us, our inner ear vestibular organ, regarding how our  body is moving, and the sensation from our feet in response to the  surface they are in contact with. All of that sensory input gets processed  and coordinated in the brain into muscle responses sent back to the muscles in the  body, primarily the lower leg and ankle muscles, which result in proper  firing for specific balance reactions at the feet and ankles. In short,  our ability to remain steady when we are on our feet is very complex  and can easily break down or become weaker, leading to falls and  injuries from falling. Consequently, balance exercises are essential to  perform every day to keep the connections between the muscles and the  brain working at their optimal level. Stability exercise routines need  to include both static and dynamic exercises to challenge all facets of  the balance system. Please see

The Importance Of Static And Dynamic Balance Exercises

    Comprehensive balance exercises need to involve both static and dynamic stability training. The first balance skill needed to maintain an upright position is static balance. For older individuals, they must
first conquer the ability to rise up from a seated position and stand without losing their balance. Many times, elderly patients in our clinic stand up from a chair and keep heading forwards, losing their balance and almost falling without our help. Consequently, our first balance routine is to learn the strategy of standing and finding the center balance point in their feet. In the physical therapy clinic, we practice several other equilibrium routines that are geared towards mastering steadiness while standing in different positions, such as with feet together for a narrow base of support or feet stacked one in front of the other, which is a more challenging posture. Once a patient gains static balance strength, we can progress towards adding dynamic balance routines, where they are practicing their steadiness during movement activities like walking, stepping on and off curbs and other challenges during locomotion. You can practice these and other balance exercises and balance techniques in the convenience of your own home with the Exercise For Balance DVD. Please join us today!


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    Get steady today by beginning the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is designed to be used at home or in a group setting. The DVD is professionally filmed and complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will clearly learn how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer —licensed Physical Therapist— who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

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Get started today with balance exercises in the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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