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Newsletter Video, September 2021

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*Before you start this or any other exercise program consult with your physical therapist or physician.


Here’s a Single-Leg Stance Balance Progression

Important: before you do these exercises or any others, consult with your physical therapist and/or doctor first!



Balance — Single Leg Stance / Arms at Side / Eyes Open

  • Start out by holding onto a stationary object to help you balance until you feel steady enough to do it without holding on
  • Stand with arms extended out to side
  • Lift knee of one leg to 90 degrees
  • Head facing forward and eyes open
  • Hold as instructed

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time



Balance — Single Leg Stance / Arms at Side / Eyes Closed

  • Start out by holding onto a stationary object to help you balance until you feel steady enough to do it without holding on
  • Stand with arms extended out to side
  • Lift knee of one leg to 90 degrees
  • Head facing forward and eyes closed
  • Hold as instructed

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time



Single Leg Stance with Forward Trunk Lean

  • Start out by holding onto a stationary object to help you balance until you feel steady enough to do it without holding on
  • Stand on one leg
  • Slowly bend trunk forward, slightly extending opposite leg to the back
  • Repeat as instructed

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time



Single Leg Stance with Foot Reach

  • Start out by holding onto a stationary object to help you balance until you feel steady enough to do it without holding on
  • Stand on one leg and arms extended out
  • Reach opposite leg to the front, then to the side, and then back
  • Repeat as instructed

Sets: 1
Repeat: 2 times on each side
Sessions: 1 Mon, Wed, Fri
Hold Time: 30 seconds each time

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