Senior Balance Exercises And Loss Of Vibration Sense
Senior Balance Exercises To Help With Loss Of Vibration Sense
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com/
Practicing senior balance exercises has many benefits. By performing stability routines as we age, we can combat the natural decline in our balance system that occurs with the aging process. Our balance system is composed of visual input from our eyes, sensory input of how we are moving from our inner ear vestibular system and where we are in space from our proprioception system in all the muscles, ligaments and joints throughout our bodies. In our later years, all of those balance system components diminish in effectiveness. For instance, our visual acuity declines with cataracts or macular degeneration. Our ankles become stiff and weak and do not have their original speed and strength in balance reactions. Additionally, the hair cells in our inner ear vestibular system become stiffer and less responsive, leading to decreased information on our every move. Furthermore, the proprioceptive feedback from the joints, ligaments and muscles do not respond as clearly to the fine vibratory sensations that are necessary for good balance. Please see http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now
Senior Balance Exercises To Help With Vibration Sense Deficits
Practicing senior balance exercises helps to maximize a person’s balance abilities to compensate for the diminished sensory input of the fine vibratory information. For more information on the vibration sense, please see the following from S Gilman’s review, Joint position sense and vibration sense: anatomical organisation and assessment Receptors and central pathways mediating vibration sense.
In summary, vibration sense is one of the important components of sensory input that helps our brain know where our body is, how it is moving and how it is engaging with the surrounding environment. As we age, our sensory inputs diminish in clarity and we are encouraged to compensate by practicing balance exercises to maximize our steadiness in various walking and standing activities. To help you perform stability exercises in the comfort of your own home, a detailed balance exercise program has been developed and professionally filmed for you- the Exercise For Balance DVD.
To help compensate for diminishing vibratory senses as we age, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The DVD is formatted to use at home or in a group setting. The Balance DVD comes 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 learn in a clear manner 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
Fight the effects of aging by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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