Two Simple At-Home Balance Tests If You’re Worried About Falling

Elderly Woman On Floor After A Fall

Falls are a major concern for people in later life and for people with balance-impacting conditions such as Vertigo.

And it’s very understandable.

A fall can lead to serious injuries, broken bones, and even death.

And if you can recover from your fall, there is much longer-lasting damage to your confidence and leave you terrified to step outside your home, and fearful of going up and down your stairs.

If you’re fearful of a fall, then it’s important to get specialist help because ignoring it could lead to a life-changing fall…

So if you are seriously concerned, call us now on (623) 486-3333 for a Free Telephone Consultation with an expert who can help you with personalized advice, and answer your questions.

If you are worried about falls but want to do one (or both) of the simple, at-home balance tests yourself, keep reading…

Two Simple, At-Home Balance Test To Evaluate Your Fall Risk

There are far more specialized tests to truly determine your fall risk, but this is a very simple balance test you can do at home, with no equipment.

Exercise 1 – Eyes Closed Balance Test

Find a place to stand that allows you to hold onto something for support if you lose your balance.

Set a timer for 30 seconds, or start a stopwatch so you can check your progress over time.

Stand with your feet together, and then close your eyes.

If you can’t maintain your balance with your feet together, and eyes closed for 30 seconds or more, this is a warning sign that you need to improve your balance.

Exercise 2 – Eyes Open Balance Test

The second balance test is an open-eye balance test.

The setup would be the same; having something to hold for stability if needed, and a timer or stopwatch.

But this time, you will keep your eyes open and stand on one leg.

If you can’t maintain your balance on one leg, with your eyes open for 30 seconds or more, this is another warning sign that you need to work on your balance.

Unable To Keep Your Balance For 30 Seconds On Either Balance Test?

If you can’t maintain your balance during either of these tests, we would strongly urge you to get some help.

Losing your balance can increase your risk of falls, and we’ve already talked about the severe impact it can have on your life.

So, treat these balance tests as an indicator that something isn’t quite right, and if you want to stay steady on your feet, remain independent in retirement, and be able to keep active, get help now.

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If you’re struggling with dizziness, and you’re terrified that it’s going to lead to a dangerous fall, then we appreciate you’re fearful right now.

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Improve Your Balance With An Expert In Glendale And Peoria

At our clinic in Glendale and Peoria, we regularly work with people struggling with their balance and have seen drastic improvements that have allowed them to rebuild their confidence, and live a busy, active life well into their 70s, 80s, and even 90s.

If you want to speak to an expert for free, then you can visit our clinic in a Free Discovery Visit.

Due to high demand at our clinic, these free appointments are limited and very popular as they allow you to find out exactly what you can do to improve your balance and reduce your fall risk fast.

Call our team on (623) 486-3333 or click the link below to arrange yours.

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