VIDEO: Strength Exercises to Prevent Falls

Clinical Expertise

Sep 22, 2021

Medical Reviewer: Katy Bowen, PT, DPT, NCS
Last Updated: May 21, 2021

Video Transcript

Hi, my name’s Katy Bowen, and I’m a physical therapist at Brooks Rehabilitation, and today, we’re gonna discuss fall prevention.

I’m gonna demonstrate a simple balance exercise that can be done at home to help improve your stability and reduce your risk of falling.

For this exercise, you’re gonna begin standing in a corner at a distance where you can reach out and easily touch the walls with both hands if you need to.

To begin the exercise, you’re gonna start with your feet together so that they’re touching and try to hold that position for 30 seconds. Following that, you’re gonna turn your head all the way to the left and all the way to the right 10 times, nice and slow, same thing up and down, 10 times.

If that exercise feels too challenging, try it with your feet separated, or if that exercise feels too easy, try that same sequence with your eyes closed.

For your safety, the first time you try this exercise, have a friend or family member with you.

For more healthy living tips, visit our YouTube Playlist.

Medical Reviewer

Katy Bowen, PT, DPT, NCS

Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist, Outpatient Neurologic Program Coordinator
Katy Bowen is a Board Certified Neurologic Clinical Specialist. Additionally, she serves as the Outpatient Neurologic Program Coordinator at Brooks Rehabilitation.
Translate »