In this blog I want to share with you some useful videos showing you how to test your balance and also how you can then go about training your balance so you can get better at it.
In order to improve our balance, we first need to know how to test it so we can see where we currently stand. In this short video from my social media channels, I share a simple balance test you can easily try at home.
In the next video below, I show you how you can turn that balance test into an exercise that you can do daily to help improve your balance.
In the next video I show you a few progressions you can do to help make the balance exercise from above, more challenging.
Some of these can be quite difficult and we don't want any accidents, so make sure you only progress as your balance improves and as you can do them safely. Some of these I struggle with and have to be really careful doing them.
To be safe, make sure you do the progressions next to a wall or something that you can catch yourself with if you do lose your balance. One of safest ways to do these is facing the corner of a room, so a wall is close by on each side.
If you need some help with your balance, chiropractic care could be a good option for you. I often see in practice, if there is restrictions or dysfunction in the ankles, lower back, hips etc, your balance can be affected.
You see our balance system is composed of three things, our vision, our inner ear (vestibular system) and the information our body sends to the brain (the technical term is proprioception). If there is a problem with the information your body is sending to the brain (think a restricted or stuck joint) then your balance can suffer, and this is where chiropractic care could help.
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