The Care recipient (cr) has fallen a few times because he she has poor balance and weak leg muscles

Try: Try exercises that will strengthen leg muscles and improve the cr’s balance place an object on the floor about 2-3 feet in front and to the left of the left foot balance on the left foot; raise right foot off the ground slowly bend left knee and lower torso reach forward with right hand and touch the object maintain balance by extending right leg slightly be sure to keep left knee over left foot touch the object pause and return to the start position maintain a slow and controlled movement throughout the exercise repeat the exercise 5-10 times switch feet and repeat on the other side complete the exercise twice for each leg this exercise can be done 2 or 3 times a week

Materials: An object for picking up off the floor

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from elizabeth quinn 2010 the one leg squat and reach exercise isolates the gluteus and improves balance available at

Keywords: Poor balance falls exercise

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

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