Balance is vital to normal every day life activities such as getting out of a chair, walking, driving a car or going grocery shopping, and most of the time you don’t have to think about it. If balance problems develop, they can cause several disruptions in your daily life and can also increase risk for falls, can shorten your attention span, and/or cause excessive fatigue.
Bill B. first came to us in late February. He knew he had problems with his balance and wanted to get steadier on his feet. He couldn’t stand on one foot more than 02 seconds at most on his first day!
He has been working hard at a variety of exercises here in our clinic- strengthening his hips and legs as well as moving through various levels of difficulty for balance challenges.
Pictured here, Bill is easily moving through our Cable Column retro walk exercise. He started off needing someone to help hold onto him, then used his cane and by today (late April) he is totally independent!
Today Bill is doing over 20 seconds at a time when balancing on one foot, stands up straighter and is starting to wear off using his cane!