Senior Balance Exercises Help Reduce Falling On Wet Surfaces

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via senior balance exercises

By practicing senior balance exercises, you can improve your steadiness and reduce your risk for falling and injuring yourself. Unfortunately, statistics reveal that one in three seniors a fall every year at a rate of about twenty million individuals per year. Often times, goes falls result in debilitating injuries such as wrist fractures and hip fractures. Most of those falls can be prevented by knowing and practicing simple balance techniques and stability exercises. One common scenario where falls are likely to occur is on wet surfaces both indoors and outdoors. If you have ever been in a public facility where they have just mopped the linoleum or bathroom floors, you know that stepping on a damp floor can be like stepping on ball bearings because the surface is so slick. More often than we would like nursing home’s and assisted living facilities can have liquid substances on the floor due to a spill, which is again a highly slick environment that can produce a nasty fall. Additionally, during the rainy season the outdoor conditions can get very slick during or after a rain storm. The footing for older adults can be more hazardous when they wear dress shoes that have a leather sole. That leather sole on a wet surface makes staying upright very difficult.  Please see

 Senior Balance Exercises For Wet Surfaces

The combination of practicing senior balance exercises and appropriate balance techniques can reduce the risk and incidents of falling, even in a wet environment. One of the primary principles to staying safe on a wet surface is to concentrate on this sense of touch between your feet and the floor.  By increasing your concentration on the sensory input from your feet, you will be able to maximize your balance skills and be more grounded. Additionally, by performing equilibrium exercises on a daily basis you can build strength in your balance reactions at your feet and ankles as well as strengthen the leg muscles that are necessary for good stability.  Furthermore, balance routines can include progressive weight shifting exercises that help you to control your center balance point when you encounter challenging situations.  Now, you can practice senior balance exercises and specific balance techniques in a program developed by an experienced physical therapist with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    To stay safe on wet surfaces, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The  Balance DVD is designed for you to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD is professionally filmed and loaded 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

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Don’t let wet surfaces cause you to fall. Instead, start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.