Balance and stability are essential for safe movement.
There are a number of components that contribute to successful movement. Biomechanical characteristics play just one part of how balanced the body is in its movement and locomotion. The human balance system is complex and includes input from and coordination of three sensory systems: vestibular, visual, and somatosensory. Poor health and medical conditions may also play a role in balance. Then of course, there are all the other environmental elements in which we function that contribute to our vulnerability to instability and even falls.
Optobalance is for people who want to understand balance, improve and measure balance objectively, honing it as part of an exercise plan, rehabilitation programme or simply to help avoid falling.
Optobalance uses high-tech equipment to provide objective data that accurately identifies balance and stability.
This data, Opto Balance Index ‘OBI’ is helpful in pre and post intervention, identifying whether exercise or rehabilitation is successful in its objectives. This data, together with a full biomechanical and medical assessment creates an invaluable measurement for direction in the improvement of mobility.
Falls are a public health issue that can affect us all. Exercise interventions are effective in preventing falls.
Research shows that Tai Chi performed regularly can reduce the risk of falling.
The vidio below is a practice known a Qigong, a simple 8 move exercise method. Performed within capabilities can improve strength, flexibility and balance.
Always consult a medical professional before undertaking remedial exercise.