Senior Balance Exercises For New Advances

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via
Exciting new medical advances are occurring at a rapid pace in the healthcare profession, which can help older adults improve balance and reduce the risk of falling by practicing specific strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises. Please see additional information at One such fascinating breakthrough involves Bioelectric medicine. Bioelectric medicine uses light to effect cells in a positive way. For example, Bioelectric medicine can target cells that deal with pain or muscle activity. To be more specific, medical science knowledge of molecular and cellular nervous system pathways and our ability to use electricity or light to control cell activity can be harnessed to modulate nerve function to treat neurological conditions. Researchers are now able to genetically manipulate cells, such that their activity can be regulated using light. Optogenetics, as this technique is called, is a biological process which involves the use of light to activate neurons that have been genetically modified to express light-sensitive ion channels. At the same time, there have been a substantial number of recent advances in our understanding of the cell types and circuitry used to process, as an example, pain signals in the spinal cord. Researchers supported by NINDS have genetically modified pain-sensitive cells in the spinal cord – specifically, they have targeted cells that can inhibit pain and genetically altered them to be sensitive to light. In addition to this biological manipulation, the researchers worked with engineers to develop small flexible light-emitting diodes that can be used to apply light locally to these modified spinal cord cells in mice. This hybridization of advances in biological and electrical engineering provides new avenues for us to selectively activate or inactivate circuits in the spinal cord that carry pain signals – which could one day be used to treat pain patients with highly selective targeting of those pain circuits. The specificity of these techniques has the potential for individualized treatment for patients with a variety of chronic pain disorders. As those with chronic pain symptoms can attest to, once your pain comes under control, you can return to being more active in your daily life. An increase in physical activity, however, can put older individuals at risk for falling. As a result, healthcare providers like doctors, nurses and physical therapists recommend that aging individuals perform certain senior balance exercises on a regular basis to enhance their stability and limit the possibility of a fall with their increased activity level.

Senior Balance Exercises For Mobility

Practicing Senior balance exercises are an important component of aftercare following a reduction in chronic pain symptoms. Once the individual has begun to get back on their feet after living with chronic pain and the immobility that stems from disuse, it is critical to learn how to align their center balance point in the base of support established by the feet and to learn how to control their body weight shifting in that base of support to improve balance abilities. Once weight shifting control is established, they can progress their equilibrium exercises to include standing with one foot in front of the other in a tandem stance position which will challenge balance reactions at the feet and ankles and translate into improved stability during walking activities. Senior balance exercises and stability strategies can be practiced in the convenience of one’s own home with the Exercise For Balance DVD, developed by an experienced physical therapist.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD

Learn balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD

To begin to move again safely, get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended 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

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