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Balance is a very important part of our life and it is not often something we think about until it starts to decline. Good balance allows us participate in sport, to ride a bike, to go for a walk or even get in and out of bed or a chair with ease. When we re-train our balance we are improving our proprioception and also our muscle strength. Proprioception is our sense of balance. It means we are able to feel where our body and limbs are in space and allows us to make immediate, minute changes so that we maintain our balance.

 

When we are injured, or as we get older our proprioception starts to become impaired. But by practicing balance exercises we are able to improve our proprioception and thus reduce the risk of injury or falls. It also means that the muscles which stabilise our pelvis and core are strong as well. This means we are less likely to suffer with back, neck or hip pain.

 

How Can We Help?

 

Physio on Bayside have both beginners and advanced balance classes to help cater for people of all abilities. Please see below for class details.

 

 


BALANCE

Beginners Balance Class

 

Time: Wednesday 11.15am

Length: 1 hour (6 week program)

Maximum 10 participants

 

This class is specifically for those who:

 

  • Find they have moderate to severe difficulty with their balance

  • Find they often lose their footing or even fall regularly

  • Have difficulty standing up from a low chair

  • Have difficulty getting in/out of bed

  • Have trouble mobilising around home or slightly longer distances (shopping centres)

  • Suffer from joint/spine pain or degeneration

  • Have undergone joint replacement surgery (e.g. Total hip replacement or total knee replacement)

  • Are generally deconditioned and are wanting to slowly get back into some gentle exercise

 

Advanced Balance Class

 

Time: Friday 11.15am

Length: 1 hour (6 week program)

Maximum 10 participants

 

This class is specifically for those who:

 

  • Experience slight difficulty with their balance

  • Find they often lose their footing but rarely fall

  • Have slight difficulty with every day tasks (eg. Such as putting on pants while standing)

  • Are able to stand on one leg longer than 10sec, but not longer than 30sec

  • Are progressing to final stage rehabilitation following orthopaedic surgery

  • Have completed the Beginners Balance Class program and are needing a new challenge

  • Participate in sport and are wanting to improve their performance

 

Each participant completes a balance test prior to, and upon completion of the program to help document their progression. The programs can be repeated as many times as you like. At each class there is always at least two staff members (a physiotherapist and exercise physiologist) present to help provide instruction and supervision. Exercises can be modified to cater for participant's individual circumstances or abilities.