When we think of poor balance, we typically think of seniors using canes or walkers to get around, because they may fall. However, poor balance is actually a big contributor to sports injuries, common backache, neck pain, and headaches in younger people. In order to walk on two feet, adapt to bumpy surfaces such as
It’s what gives us the ability to walk on two legs and stays with us our entire life, balance. Our balance and vestibular system develop as we grow from a baby all the way through adulthood, and then begin to decline. Most people don’t know their balance is not optimum until they suffer a sports
While we can’t prevent the Fall season from coming, we can minimize the risk of falling! Answer these questions to assess your fall risk: Can you stand up from a chair without using your hands? Studies have found there is an increased risk of falling if hands are required to get out of a chair.