What is the Importance of the Vestibular System?

13 Jun 22
What is the Importance of the Vestibular System?

There are 3 components that work to create balance. Eye sight, the body’s ability to sense movement and the vestibular system all work to create balance. Specifically, the vestibular plays a large roll in balance and fall prevention. In fact, patients with vestibular dysfunction have an 8-fold increase in risk of falling (Hall et al., […]

21 Sep 18
Happy Fall! Learn about Proper Leaf Raking Mechanics

As the weather turns colder, the days grow longer, and the tummy starts to get an insatiable urge for apple cider, pumpkin flavored anything,  you’ll undoubtedly notice the kaleidoscope of leaves falling to your yard. As picturesque as the leaves are this time of year raking them is a chore (one made worse when your […]

4 Mar 18
Fall Prevention and Balance Improvement Tips

Did you know every 20 minutes an elderly adult dies from a fall? Falls happen, no matter what your age is, but the truth is; the older you are, the more susceptible you are to experiencing a fall. If you are 65 years of age or older, you are at risk. The Center for Disease […]

1 Jan 18
Getting Ready for Skiing and Snowboarding: The Last Exercise

Here is the fourth and final in our series of four advanced exercises to improve strength, power, and endurance to get ready for the slopes. These four exercises continue to target primary leg muscles used in skiing and snowboarding (your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and hip abductors) with a conscious effort to focus on exercises that […]

26 Dec 17
Preseason Training for the Slopes Getting Ready for Skiing and Snowboarding: 180 Degree Run Stance Squat Jumps

Here is the third in our series of four advanced exercises to improve strength, power, and endurance to get ready for the slopes.  These four exercises continue to target primary leg muscles used in skiing and snowboarding (your quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes, and hip abductors) with a conscious effort to focus on exercises that could be […]