General Tremors And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises For Those With Generalized Tremors
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Movement disorders in older adults can negatively impact stability and performing senior balance exercises on a regular basis can be of significant benefit. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now In medical terms, doctors, nurses and physical therapists describe tremors as involuntary, rhythmic, oscillatory movements of reciprocal, antagonistic muscle groups, typically involving the hands, head, face, vocal cords, trunk, or legs. For aging individuals tremors may be defined as normal (physiologic) or pathologic. Physiologic tremor, usually barely perceptible, becomes noticeable in many people during physical or mental stress. Tremors vary in pattern of occurrence ( intermittent, constant), severity, and acuity ( gradual, abrupt). The severity of tremor may not be related to the seriousness of the underlying disorder. For example, essential tremor is generally thought of as benign and should not shorten life, but symptoms can be disabling, including causing disturbances in steadiness with movement activities. In addition, various lesions in the brain stem, extrapyramidal system, or cerebellum can cause tremors. Neural dysfunction or lesions that cause tremor may result from injury, ischemia, metabolic abnormalities, or a neurodegenerative disorder. In general, tremors that cause difficulties with stability can be assisted by rehearsing senior balance exercises as part of a fitness program.
Senior Balance Exercises For Movement Tremors
For tremors that effect movement and steadiness, performing senior balance exercises routinely will help to build strong balance reactions and stability to reduce the risk of falling. One of the first steps is to practice standing with your feet shoulder width a part and centering your body weight in the middle of the base of support established by the surface of the feet. next, you can practice keeping your weight centered while standing with your eyes closed. This equilibrium routine will develop strong sensory input from your feet to the balance center in your brain, leading to enhanced steadiness for movement activities. You can practice this stability technique and a series of senior balance exercises by following the instruction of a knowledgeable Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
For those aging individuals who struggle with movement tremors, please begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The easy to follow Exercise For Balance DVD is the ultimate educational DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD comes complete with the best balance and strength exercises needed to develop senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, grocery shopping, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like playing golf, dancing and hiking. In the up to date Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve balance, steadiness techniques and balance routines from a balance instructor— 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
Stay steady by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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