balance

Walking Bike

I want this both for myself and my future therapy gym. From Dean. walking bike for stroke rehabilitation Massive amounts of therapy available in one intervention. Balance. Walking. Upper limb extension. Hand grasping. Sensation – Wind blowing over skin. So… Read More ›

Balanced Brain

Everyone who has had a stroke knows the name Dr. Jill Bolte-Taylor.  Maybe not everyone, but if you don’t know that name, you should.  She has dedicated her life to studying the brain and then she had a stroke herself. … Read More ›

Falls

I said something in a comment once about falls and our friend Dean replied that I would make an excellent neuro PT and that I might actually know what I’m talking about.  Now, I had to do a post about… Read More ›

Base of Support

The definition of balance is keeping your center of mass(COM) over your base of support(BOS).  If your center of mass goes outside the base of support, you fall.  Manipulating the COM/BOS is how therapists move people.  Ok, so in standing,… Read More ›

Weight Shifts

I was in occupational therapy today and there was this girl in there.  My OT made her do her entire hour of exercises standing up.  Why did she do that?  Because this girl has a hard time being on her feet. … Read More ›