Balance and Fall Prevention Exercises

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  • 2019
  • 1 Season

Physical Therapist Margaret Martin provides you with her motivation for creating the balance exercises for seniors series. You will understand the systems your body uses to maintain balance, how your balance can gradually worsen over time and how it can progressively improve. You will also understand the role that balance plays in keeping us feel safe and strong in the activities we love to do.

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Tai Chi for Osteoporosis: 8 Steps to Better Balance and Bone Health
21. Tai Chi for Osteoporosis: 8 Steps to Better Balance and Bone Health
October 30, 2019
Tai Chi for Osteoporosis: 8 Steps to Better Balance and Bone Health can improve your strength, balance and body awareness - all important ingredients to a fall reduction exercise program. Tai Chi is one of the great balance exercises for seniors and it can be part of an effective exercise program for people with osteoporosis or osteopenia. Enjoy!
How to Get Up After a Fall: Two Techniques
20. How to Get Up After a Fall: Two Techniques
October 30, 2019
Getting on and off the floor is an important part of an overall fall prevention plan. If you are someone who does not have a strategy for getting up from the floor, I encourage you to watch this video. Having a strategy is good, but practicing your strategy on a regular basis allows it to become instinctive. Knowing that you are able to get up from the floor reduces the fear of falling.
Active Through Elite Balance Workout: Advanced Balance Exercise Instruction
19. Active Through Elite Balance Workout: Advanced Balance Exercise Instruction
October 30, 2019
These advanced balance exercise drills focus how to use balance tools such as a rocker board, wobble board, stability ball, and Bongo board. Covers safe progression from 4-point to 3-point and finally 2-point on the ball. Great for individuals with good balance but want to challenge their balance skills. Not appropriate if you are recovering from a recent injury or need to develop your balance.
Athletic and Elite Balance Exercises Workout: Balance Exercise Drills
18. Athletic and Elite Balance Exercises Workout: Balance Exercise Drills
October 30, 2019
These balance exercise drills target your dynamic balance as well as the strength in your hip muscles and bones. Drills include clock jumps, hops, single leg cone reaches, hand reaches, diagonal drills, and 1/2 foam roller drills. Proper form and body alignment are reinforced throughout the video. Join Physical Therapist Margaret Martin for these fun challenges and improve your dynamic balance!
Beginner to Athletic Balance Exercises Workout: Agility and Coordination Drills
17. Beginner to Athletic Balance Exercises Workout: Agility and Coordination Drills
October 30, 2019
These balances exercises train you to move your feet quickly and regain your balance. They encourage forward movement, side stepping and back stepping. The pace allows individuals (Beginner to Athletic) to challenge and improve their balance. You will need a clear space at least 12 feet in length. A hallway works well. While I use an agility ladder, it is not required. Other suggestions are given.
Athletic Balance Exercises Workout in a Single Leg Stance
16. Athletic Balance Exercises Workout in a Single Leg Stance
October 30, 2019
The Athletic Balance Exercises Workout in a Single Leg Stance video brings a whole new challenge to standing on one leg! You will learn some funky movement patterns that will not only challenge and improve your balance but also increase bone density in the hip by placing weight bearing demands on your hip and core strength. You will not need any special equipment. Have fun!
Athletic Balance Exercises Tutorial: Introduction to Plyometrics
15. Athletic Balance Exercises Tutorial: Introduction to Plyometrics
October 30, 2019
Plyometric drills build your balance and provide great weight bearing to strengthen your bones from feet to pelvis. Drills include jumping side to side, forward, back, multi-direction as well as jumping off and onto a height. Good form and body alignment are reinforced. Begin with a few jumps and build gradually. Not appropriate if you are recovering from an injury or are at a high fracture risk.
Active Balance Exercises Workout with Walking and Turning
14. Active Balance Exercises Workout with Walking and Turning
October 30, 2019
These balance exercises are for active walkers who might not feel as confident walking as they once did. The dynamic balance drills include sudden stops and quick turns. Recommended if you start a brisk walking program. Incorporates single leg balance in a dynamic fashion. Appropriate if you walk with a cane. Incorporates slow but challenging stepping drills. Tai Chi stepping also covered.
Beginner Balance Exercises Training Tip:  How to Modify Your Balance Stance
10. Beginner Balance Exercises Training Tip: How to Modify Your Balance Stance
October 30, 2019
Physical Therapist Margaret Martin will teach you how to add micro adjustments to your stance so that you make the most out of the balance exercises. Your balance system will improve rapidly with these balance exercises. This tutorial will show you how to accelerate your progress by adding more challenge to your balance exercises and fall prevention exercise program in a safe and effective manner.
Beginner Balance Exercises Workout in Sitting Position
7. Beginner Balance Exercises Workout in Sitting Position
October 30, 2019
These balance exercises will give you the confidence to get up and down from a chair and participate in seated exercise classes. Balance exercises include individual eye and head movement in sitting, and balancing with one and both eyes closed. The drills progress to forward and side-to-side reach, overhead scarf and ball toss. Moving a dynamic object allows you to improve reactive balance.
Rehabilitative Balance Exercises Workout Against the Wall
6. Rehabilitative Balance Exercises Workout Against the Wall
October 30, 2019
This balance exercise is targeted specifically for individuals who use a walker. We use a wall for support when we do these balance exercises. If you are recovering from a lower body injury or a mild stroke and are using a walker to get around, you can still work on your balance. It is important to do so. Get permission from your surgeon or Physical Therapist before beginning these exercises.
How to Self Massage Your Feet and Increase Ankle Flexibility
4. How to Self Massage Your Feet and Increase Ankle Flexibility
October 30, 2019
You rely on your feet everyday to get you from place to place but like many of us you spend little time stretching and caring your them. Physical Therapist Margaret Martin demonstrates several techniques to stretch and massage your feet, toes and ankles. These techniques will prepare your feet for your balance exercises for seniors and fall prevention exercise program. They will also feel great!
Foot Positioning Tips for Balance Exercises and Fall Prevention
3. Foot Positioning Tips for Balance Exercises and Fall Prevention
October 30, 2019
In Foot Positioning Tips for Balance Exercises and Fall Prevention you will learn how to progress your balance stance from an athletic to staggered stance. You will gain the knowledge to safely make micro adjustments to each of the foundational foot positions. This will allow you to make dozens of modifications and progress through many of the standing balance exercises for seniors series.
How to Choose Your Balance Exercise Level
2. How to Choose Your Balance Exercise Level
October 30, 2019
Physical Therapist Margaret Martin explains how to choose the balance exercise level in this series that is right for you. She walks through each of the major levels - pre-rehabilitation, beginner, active, athletic and elite - and provides guidelines to choose your level. You will find a balance exercise level and fall prevention exercise program that allows you to improve your balance today!
Introduction to Balance Exercises and Fall Prevention Exercise Program
1. Introduction to Balance Exercises and Fall Prevention Exercise Program
October 30, 2019
Physical Therapist Margaret Martin provides you with her motivation for creating the balance exercises for seniors series. You will understand the systems your body uses to maintain balance, how your balance can gradually worsen over time and how it can progressively improve. You will also understand the role that balance plays in keeping us feel safe and strong in the activities we love to do.
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Physical Therapist Margaret Martin provides you with her motivation for creating the balance exercises for seniors series. You will understand the systems your body uses to maintain balance, how your balance can gradually worsen over time and how it can progressively improve. You will also understand the role that balance plays in keeping us feel safe and strong in the activities we love to do.

Balance and Fall Prevention Exercises is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (15 episodes). The series first aired on October 30, 2019.

Where to Watch Balance and Fall Prevention Exercises

Balance and Fall Prevention Exercises is available for streaming on the Margaret Martin website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Balance and Fall Prevention Exercises on demand at Amazon.

  • Premiere Date
    October 30, 2019