The Care recipient (cr) falls sometimes and appears to be weak at the knees

Try: Try simple exercises that will strengthen the leg muscles stand up straight behind a tall chair or at a counter top lightly grasp the chair or counter top with finger tips raise one leg a foot off the ground maintain balance while standing on one leg hold for a count of 10 seconds repeat with other leg do 5 on each leg this exercise can be done 2 or 3 times a week

Materials: Tall chair or counter top

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical, Mobile, Needs Some Assistance

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References: Adapted from laura inverarit 2005 one leg away from better balance available at

Keywords: Poor balance falls weak legs gait exercise

*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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