Balance, strength 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 movement and locomotion. The human balance system is complex, including input from and coordination of three sensory systems: vestibular, visual, and somatosensory. Poor health and medical conditions may also play a role in influencing 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, hone balance as part of an exercise plan, rehabilitation programme or simply to help avoid falling.
Optobalance assessment involves high-tech equipment to provide objective data that accurately identifies balance and stability.
This data, OptoBalance Index (OBI) is helpful in pre and post intervention, identifying the benefits of exercise and/or rehabilitation providing objective outcomes. This data, together with a full biomechanical and medical assessment creates an invaluable measurement for direction in improving 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.