Posted on January 14, 2015. Filed under: Balance, Exercise, Falls, In the news, Lifestyle and wellness, Prevention, Research |

I enjoy reading new research on balance and how to help ourselves get better. Ball catching was found to enhance balance in seniors. The article discusses anticipatory control. When you catch a ball there is a small perturbation that happens right before you catch the ball. The body needs to anticipate by stiffening the muscles in order to catch the ball without falling over. Senior and other patients with neurological issue are not able to anticipate well. This skill can be worked on to improve control.

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/287875.php?tw

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Where can I get the balance ware, my wife could sure use one. We would love to give it a try, I am afraid she is going to hurt herself, or me picking her up. Thank you, Glenn

Hi Glenn-
Please contact Vivianna at 805-278-2289.
Be careful with your wife. PRACTICE GOOD BODY MECHNICS.
Cndy

Hi Glenn-
Please contact aa2@motiontherapeutics.com to find out a clinican near you.


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