Senior Balance Exercises And Difficulties With Neck Stiffness

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.comJohn & Ann Betar, 101 & 97 yrs, married 80

     Senior balance exercises are important to perform on a daily basis for a number of reasons.  Balance exercises have been proven to help older adults reduce their risk and incidence of falling and injuring themselves. One factor that can lead to a greater chance to fall includes having a stiff neck.  As we age, our bodies generally become stiffer and weaker.  Most older adults experience stiffness in their necks secondary to osteoarthritis, degenerative joint disease, muscle tightness and poor posture.  With age, individuals tend to give into gravity resulting in a forward head and forward trunk positioning.  With that forward bend posture, the individual is typically forced to look up to see where they are going, which puts a strain on their neck, decreases the space between their cervical vertebrae and creates greater neck arthritis and pain. The resulting neck stiffness can further effect their stability. An individual with a stiff neck has reduced proprioceptive input to the brain, which is part of the sensory information needed to assist in good balance and appropriate balance reactions. Because of cervical spine changes, older adults would benefit from daily postural exercises and neck stretches to keep their cervical range of motion for as long as possible. Additionally, secondary to limitations in neck mobility, seniors would be advised to practice equilibrium exercises on a daily basis to help develop the sensory feedback from the feet and ankles to the balance system in the brain. Please see

Senior Balance Exercises For Those With A Stiff Neck

    Senior balance exercises and balance techniques are critical for those folks who suffer with neck mobility issues. Older adults need to daily practice neck stretches to keep their cervical spine motion for as long as possible. Additionally, those in the older generation would benefit from daily practice of stability exercises that include balance techniques focusing on the sense of touch between the feet and the floor. That sensory information from the feet helps to aid the balance system in the brain in light of diminished proprioceptive input from the neck. equilibrium routines that include well developed balance techniques and balance exercises can now be practiced every day at home with the exercise for balance dvd.


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    For those older adults with stiff necks, begin balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The For Balance DVD is the perfect tool to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD clearly explains 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 professionally filmed Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn step by step how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a 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 your stiff neck and your balance going by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.