Sansum Clinic
Decrease (-) Restore Default Increase (+) font size
PrintEmail
Share

 

FacebookIcon.jpg  TwitterIcon.jpg  YouTubeIcon.jpg  InstagramIcon.jpg

 Follow us for healthy tips & info!

Channel Manager

Standing Sway Exercises to Improve Balance

Standing Sway Exercises to Improve Balance

Standing sway exercises to improve balance

Forward-to-back exercise: Do this exercise twice a day. Try to progress to doing this 30 times and then with your eyes closed.

  1. Stand with a chair in front of you and a wall behind you. If you begin to fall, you may use them for support.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your side.
  3. Gently sway (lean) forward and then backward so that your weight shifts to your toes and then to your heels. Do not lift your toes or heels. Be sure that your shoulders and hips move together. Do not bend at your hips.
  4. Slowly increase how far you can sway forward and backward without taking a step.
  5. Do the toe-to-heel sway 20 times.

Right-to-left exercise: Do this exercise twice a day. Try to progress to doing this 30 times and then with your eyes closed.

  1. Stand with a chair in front of you and a wall behind you. If you begin to fall, you may use them for support.
  2. Stand with your feet shoulder-width apart and your arms at your side.
  3. Gently sway (lean) to the right and left so that your weight shifts from your right foot to your left foot. Do not lift your toes or heels. Be sure that your shoulders and hips move together. Do not bend at your hips.
  4. Slowly increase how far you can sway right and left without taking a step.
  5. Do the right-to-left sway 20 times.
By Healthwise Staff
Primary Medical Reviewer Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine
Specialist Medical Reviewer E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
Current as of December 19, 2012

Current as of: December 19, 2012

Author: Healthwise Staff

Medical Review: Anne C. Poinier, MD - Internal Medicine & E. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine

This information does not replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise, Incorporated disclaims any warranty or liability for your use of this information. Your use of this information means that you agree to the Terms of Use. How this information was developed to help you make better health decisions.

© 1995-2014 Healthwise, Incorporated. Healthwise, Healthwise for every health decision, and the Healthwise logo are trademarks of Healthwise, Incorporated.

 
© 2014 Sansum Clinic