Advanced PT. Fight The Fall

Exercise Essentials Try these exercises to improve your balance.

Helps With Balance

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Patient Results

Since therapy, I have not had any falls! Before therapy, I had extremely poor balance and had fallen several times. Since therapy, I have not had any falls! The combination of water and land therapy proved to be just the ticket for my rehab. I have been taught the skills to maintain my progress thanks to Advanced Physical Therapy.” - D.B. I’m able to go further before I get tired! Before therapy, I had balance problems and would shuffle my feet when I ‘walked.’ Since therapy, I keep my balance, I take steps now instead of shuffling my feet and am really walking. I’m able to go further before I get tired. I have a new sense of confidence and able to do more for myself.” -M.C. Since therapy, I feel more confident! Before therapy, my balance was only fair and I needed more strength in my legs to go further. Since therapy, I feel more confident, am learning how to protect myself against falling. I haven’t fallen in the last 2 weeks and am amazed how much therapy has helped me. Thank you, Advanced Physical Therapy!.” -M.M.

TAND EM WA L K - WA L L Stand with the fingertips of one, or both, hands resting on a wall. Place the feet ‘heel to toe’ with the left foot forward. Steady yourself in this position. Step forward with the right foot, placing the heel directly in front of, and touching, the toes of the left foot. Step forward with the left foot, placing the heel directly in front of, and touching, the toes of the right foot. Repeat this sequence, moving forward down the hallway. Reverse direction, moving backward down the hallway.

Strengthens Legs

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LUNG E Start by standing with feet shoulder-width-apart. Next, take a step forward and allow your front knee to bend. Your back knee may bend as well. Then, return to original position, or you may walk and take a step forward and repeat with the other leg. Keep your pelvis level and straight the entire time. Your front knee should bend in line with the 2nd toe and not pass the front of the foot. Repeat 10 times.

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