Improving Your Balance at Home through Exercise

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Posted On: April 18, 2018 by Core Physical Therapy in: Balance, Physical Therapy, PT

Whether you’re a world class athlete or a senior citizen living at home, good balance is very important. It can help you become a better athlete, or maintain your independence at home. As important as balance is, it can be a challenge, as well. In fact, thousands of injuries are attributed to balance issues each year. Core PT believes that a strong sense of balance is a first line of defense to preventing injuries, and there are exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home to improve your balance. Use these exercises to give your life more balance and prevent injury. Build a Strong Base There are a lot of components that go into maintaining steady balance, but a good base is critical. Your legs hold you up, and making small adjustments to your gait or the way you stand can provide you more support and improve your balance. To improve your functional leg strength, you can do exercises as simple as shifting your weight from one leg to the other. Begin by standing

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