Start working on your balance now even if you don’t think you have any balance issues. You know why? I have worked with many people in their 80’s and 90’s with very poor balance who have had many falls and injuries. Although you can make improvements at any age, as you can imagine, it would be much easier if you started working on balance at earlier age, and you can transition through aging more smoothly and confidently.
BALANCE is one physical skill/ability that can have a huge impact on quality of your life. The level of balance is directly related to the level of confidence, stability, security, and freedom. You can see that physical balance is linked to emotional balance.
Balance can be affected by any of these factors: strength, flexibility, vestibular system (inner ear function), vision, somatosensory/proprioceptive system, and coordination.
Aging, injury, and/or disease that affects these factors can impact your balance negatively.
With my experiences in physical therapy, athletic training, martial arts, and the Feldenkrais Method(TM), I bring in a unique approach to improve your balance and your life.
What I mean by “a unique approach” is that I integrate strength, flexibility, vestibular system, vision, and somatosensory system with coordination training instead of working with each system individually.
It’s much easier to understand this by experiencing it, so why don’t you try this?
Here’s a video of one simple coordination exercise to improve your balance:
*Before you do this exercise, check your balance in standing: 1) Stand with feet shoulder width apart. 2) Stand with feet together. 3) Tandem stance (one foot in front of the other).
After you did this exercise, check your balance again in 3 positions above and notice if your balance has changed.
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"Movement is life. Life is a process. Improve the quality of the process and you improve the quality of the life itself." -- Moshe Feldenkrais