Bath Tubs And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises For Safety In the Bathroom
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
To stay safe in the bathroom, particularly in the bath tub, older adults are encouraged to practice certain stability strategies as well as senior balance exercises. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Maneuvering in small spaces can be challenging. The bathroom can be a nemesis for many in the aging generation. Bathtubs used for showering are perhaps one of the most dangerous falling hazards in your home. Most, if not all “no-slip” vinyl strips on the market today are ineffective and dangerous, providing little traction for the person standing on them. These days, some new homes outfit the tub with abrasive strips running the length of the tub. Initially, those strips provide a good slip-resistant surface. Over time, however, if a bath tub is refinished, it can be difficult to find “no-slip” vinyl strips (basically raised patterns on vinyl tape) to replace the abrasive strips. If you, a parent or grand parent are using a tub shower I strongly recommend that you/they consider using an alternative dedicated shower stall or use a shower chair and a hand-held shower. If you must use the tub, install grab bars for stability, and it wouldn’t hurt to add a waterproof boat cushion at the far end of the tub just in case of a fall. Furthermore, you can practice safe stability strategies and senior balance exercises to maximize your balance abilities in all situations.
Senior Balance Exercises For Safety In The Bathtub
To stay safe in the bathroom, you can implement senior balance exercises and techniques to control how your body weight moves. As an example, you can perform an equilibrium routine where you stand and center your body weight in the middle of your arches. Next, slowly shift your body weight forwards and backwards, enabling you to control how you move and transition your body weight in a controlled and safe manner. furthermore, you can practice standing on one leg and moving your other leg, as if you are stepping into a bathtub. You can learn these stability strategies and a series of senior balance exercises by following along with the direction of a qualified physical therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
To be safe in the bathroom, please get started on a program 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
Don’t fall in the tub. Instead, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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