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Put the BALANCE Back in Balanced Body

balanced body Nov 14, 2016

Put the BALANCE Back in Balanced Body

Have you ever read the side of the reformers in our class? They say Balanced Body.
 
The physical therapist in me is about to project the name of our reformers onto a soapbox on which I frequently stand (if you’ve ever taken one of my classes- you’ve probably heard me talk about balance and/or fall prevention).  Balance and fall prevention is one of my (many…) major topics in class.  It comes up consistently for a reason though – let me explain!
 

Ask yourself the following questions:

During a Pilates class can you do lunges and scooter standing on the reformer?
Or do you stand on the ground?
Do you have to hold on to the footbar?
Have you ever fallen?
Have you ever been scared of falling?
Now ask yourself this – how much of your day do you spend standing on one leg?
 
Let me answer that for you- 40% of a normal walking pattern happens on one leg, going up and down the stairs occurs...
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