The Care recipient (cr) has trouble walking and often stumbles

Try: Try doing exercises that strengthen the leg muscles to improve balance sit on the edge of a chair and extend legs out in front of you keeping knees slightly bent and placing heels on the floor toes pointed upward point the toes downward then flex them upward do this point and flex exercise 10 to 15 times rest then do another 10 to 15 repetitions modification sitting in the same position as above flex the toes and place the ball on top of your shoelaces try to hold the ball with flexed toes in that position for about 10 seconds or as long as you can repeat 1 to 2 times resting for a few seconds between each exertion this exercise can be done 3 or 4 times a week

Materials: Soccer ball or ball of similar size straight back chair without arms

Categories: Sage, Topic, Medical Physical

Information: n/a

References: Adapted from university of georgia 2007 chair exercises for older adults available at www fcs uga edu

Keywords: Poor balance falls stumbles exercise

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

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