The ability to maintain balance challenges our muscles and joints, vision, as well as inner ear. As we age, changes occur in these systems that reduce our steadiness and increase our fall risk. Single leg stance is a simple but effective exercise to improve balance. Improving balance can help prevent falls as well as improve sports performance.
Utilizing the unsteady surface of the Airex pad challenges the user to more greatly rely on their inner ear and vision due to decreased proprioceptive input via the feet.
Closing ones eyes while on the balance pad will work the core, ankle, and foot muscles and joints further. Daily single leg stance practice will lead to increased balance in everyday tasks and sports performance. If you'd like to purchase one for yourself, head over here. As an Amazon Associate, Rehabilitation Health and our health professionals/practices earn from qualifying Amazon purchases.