Senior Balance Exercises, Kyphosis And Difficulties Walking

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via

Practicing senior balance exercises is an effective way to improve balance and minimize the risk and incidence of falling for those in the aging population.  Additionally, stability exercises have many other benefits, which include improving posture and mobility.  Healthcare workers and medical professionals understand that as individuals age they tend to adopt an increasing forward bent posture which increases their thoracic spine curve and shifts their center mass forward, resulting in a greater incidence of falling forward and sustaining wrist and shoulder fractures.  Recently, medical researchers have studied the influence of this forward bent posture and increased kyphotic curve in the thoracic spine on balance abilities and general mobility.  Please see

Senior Balance Exercises Effect Posture And Mobility

Senior balance exercises and their effect on posture and mobility has been studied by Eum R, Leveille SG, Kiely DK, Kiel DP, Samelson EJ, Bean JF. in their recent publication, Is Kyphosis Related to Mobility, Balance, and Disability? The researchers aim of the study was to determine the association of increased kyphosis with declines in mobility, balance, and disability among community-living older adults.  The researchers concluded that greater kyphosis is associated with poorer mobility performance.  Consequently, older adults who practice stability routines can improve their balance abilities as well as adjust their posture to a more upright position, resulting in enhanced mobility as well as a reduction in falls.  Specific balance techniques that are used during equilibrium routines include centering a person’s body mass over the center of their base of support, which assists in aligning their posture in a more upright position.  Additionally, balance strategies that focus on maximizing the sense of touch between the feet and the floor assist in building strong balance reactions at the feet and ankles, which in turn increases stability and reduces the incidence of falling.  In general, by practicing stability exercises, older individuals are able to advance their steadiness, improve their posture and enhance their overall mobility.  Thankfully, now you can practice senior balance exercises and appropriate balance strategies at your own pace with the Exercise For Balance DVD.


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    To improve posture and mobility, begin the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is designed to use at home or in a group setting. The DVD is filled 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 how to improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (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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Improve your mobility and posture by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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