The Care recipient (cr) has poor balance and stumbles a lot

Try: Try exercises that will strengthen leg muscles and improve balance stand directly behind a table or chair and place feet slightly apart lift one leg straight back keeping the knee straight hold this position for 10 seconds repeat with the opposite leg do this exercise 2 or 3 times a day 2 to 3 times a week

Materials: Table or chair

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from laura inverarity 2007 exercises to prevent falls balance activities available at

Keywords: Poor balance falls exercise stumbles

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

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