How could I improve my balance?

Getting better balanceThere are plenty of ways to improve your balance. Balance training is an underappreciated part of a normal workout routine, but it plays an important role in your fitness, especially if you’re an athlete. Any exercise that works your core or challenges your ability to stay upright is helpful. This includes using wobble boards, participating in tai chi or yoga, or doing your own exercises at home.

The most basic way to challenge your balance is, of course, standing on one leg. There are other things you can do to make it more challenging, though. You could keep your eyes closed, or stand on a pillow. Walking across a room in a straight line, as if you were on a tightrope, can be beneficial as well.

If you’re struggling with balance and you’d like help improving it, let Castle Pines Physical Therapy or Cherry Creek Physical Therapy know. Balance is a complex issue with many factors affecting it. We’d be happy to help you establish a therapy plan to strengthen your lower limbs---and the rest of you—to perform at your very best. Just contact us through our website for additional information or an appointment at our Denver, CO location. You can reach us by calling (303) 805-5156.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC