Balancing Act

Have you ever wondered how to better your balance and strengthen your legs? Doing this exercise will help to keep you steady on your feet. Keep these tips in mind as you perform this exercise: One Simple Exercise You Can Do At Home To Help Your Balance CALF RAISES 1...2...3...

1. Stand next to a chair, counter or wall 2. Stand on your tip toes, lifting your heels as high as you can 3. Relax your heels back down to the ground 4. Lift as high as you can onto your toes and lower your heels down slowly. 5. Push evenly through the entire width of your foot. Don’t push off from your big toe or the outside edge of your feet.

Stephanie Whittaker, PTA

Featured Employee: Ted Greeley, DPT

Where are you from? I was born in Portland but I grew up Raymond. What schooling/training do you have? I went to Windham High School. I began college at the University of Maine Orono for mechanical engineering. I then completed my Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology and my Doctorate degree in Physical Therapy at Husson University in Bangor. I amalso a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through National Strength & Conditioning Association. How long have you been with Back in Motion? I have been at BIM for just over a year.

What is your best work story (funny, happy, inspiring)? Anytime a patient is unable to pick up their grandchild and after treatment they can do it without pain. It’s a great feeling to be able to help with that. What are your hobbies? Skiing, hockey, rock climbing, hiking, camping. What is one interesting fact about you that most people don’t know? My great grandfather was the first mayor of South Portland. Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Continuing to help patients in the outpatient setting. Getting a passport and traveling to Ireland frequently.

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