Hips: Central to Balance and Strength

If you are having trouble with balance or gait, the problem could be with weak and/or tight hips. I call the hips (actually, the pelvis-the hip is the joint where the thigh bone inserts into the pelvis) the center of our physical body’s universe. First of all,...

Stay Upright

I gave a lecture this morning to a group of seniors-the topic was balance. I see way too many clients after they have a fall. I implored this group to take measures to prevent a fall. Several factors influence balance. Ear problems, medication, neurological diseases...

Stay Vertical!

I blogged yesterday on the value of exercise for continuing to enjoy doing the things in life that give you pleasure. You also need to exercise to prevent falls. With my work, I see firsthand the consequences of falls, and it ain’t pretty. The physical issues...

A Question of Balance

I work with many geriatric clientele, and to a person they are all concerned with their balance. Some have gotten so used to their walkers that when they do walk at all, it is frightening to be more than arms length away from their walker. If ones balance is poor, you...