Senior Balance Exercises For Difficulties With Walking

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

Senior balance exercises can be very helpful for older adults to enhance balance abilities for different activities. Please see As we age, we need to keep up with our balance skills to perform basic activities such as getting up from a bed or a chair, going up and down stairs safely and turning in the kitchen or bathroom with out falling. Additionally, stability exercises can be beneficial for folks who have various struggles with walking. Difficulties walking can range from drop foot secondary to sciatic nerve disease or herniated disc disease, numbness from Diabetes, shuffling gait with Parkinson’s to a lurching walking pattern secondary to a stroke or cerebral palsy. For those individuals who struggle with a lurching type gait, losing their balance and falling is a very great risk.

Senior Balance Exercises And Walking

Senior balance exercises can be extremely beneficial for aging adults who walk with a lurching gait pattern. When muscles contract in a jerky sort of fashion, like with cerebral palsy, post stroke or multiple sclerosis, the person’s chance of tripping and falling is much greater. The muscles in our lower legs, feet and ankles normally contract in a smooth and coordinated fashion in response to the sensory input that the balance system in our brain integrates. Within milliseconds, our brain takes in sensory information from the eyes, ears, and body receptors. Typically, the brain synthesizes all that input, determines an appropriate response and sends the message back out to the muscles for a controlled and well-balanced movement. With complications from various medical conditions, the muscles may not respond in a smooth and coordinated fashion, leaving the person to walk with an uneven, imbalanced and jerky way. Dynamic stability exercises can help the individual focus on controlling their body’s center balance point as well as controlling their body’s weight shifting activities. Specific balance techniques can also provide sensory feedback that enhances a person’s balance abilities and reduces their potential for falling. Now, you can practice a senior balance exercise program, developed by a knowledgeable Physical Therapist, with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    If you or a loved one has difficulties with walking, begin balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is the easy to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD has been developed for you 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 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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To help you walk with better balance, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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