Do you feel like your balance isn't what it once was?

Did you know that at the age of 50 men and women’s balance starts to decline? An individual's balance can be affected by an array of different conditions. For people living with conditions such as diabetes, osteoporosis, chronic neck pain, pain and or arthritis in the hips, knees, ankles and or feet, poor balance is often an unfortunate and debilitating side effect.

So how do I know if I have poor balance?

For people aged between 50-59 normal data for standing on one leg with your eyes open is 37 sec and for standing on one leg with your eyes closed is 4.8 sec. So, if you feel like that is unachievable for you it might be time to consult a physiotherapist and or exercise physiologist to set you up with a balance program that is individualised and specific to your goals.

The good news is, that research suggests these programs are very effective in improving and restoring balance for individuals living with chronic conditions. Not only that but you can do them in the comfort of your own home!

Research based balance programs are practitioner lead and designed to be performed under expert supervision once a week, in clinic for up to 4 weeks. After that, provided your practitioner deems it safe, the program can be completed at home 3 times a week, for up to 6 weeks. At the end of which you will see significant improvements in your balance.

So, what are you waiting for? Book in to see one of our wonderful physiotherapists and or exercise physiologist and start your balance restoration journey today!