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Balance…an overview
Balance refers to control of your body mass <ul><li>There are factors which influence balance… </li></ul>
Factors that influence balance include: <ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Stability limits  </li></ul>Mobility
Posture must be controlled in motion and while standing <ul><li>Dynamic postural control while moving </li></ul><ul><li>St...
Dynamic postural control <ul><li>Anticipatory postural control </li></ul><ul><li>(anticipate an obstacle) </li></ul><ul><l...
Static postural control  <ul><li>Ankle strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Hip strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Step strategy </li></ul>
Multiple systems of balance <ul><li>Sensory System </li></ul><ul><li>vision </li></ul><ul><li>somatosensory </li></ul><ul>...
review Balance: control of body mass <ul><li>Function of: </li></ul><ul><li>mobility </li></ul><ul><li>posture </li></ul><...
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Balance Basics

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A quick look at some of the factors in good balance.

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Balance Basics

  1. 1. Balance…an overview
  2. 2. Balance refers to control of your body mass <ul><li>There are factors which influence balance… </li></ul>
  3. 3. Factors that influence balance include: <ul><li>Posture </li></ul><ul><li>Stability limits </li></ul>Mobility
  4. 4. Posture must be controlled in motion and while standing <ul><li>Dynamic postural control while moving </li></ul><ul><li>Static postural control when standing </li></ul>
  5. 5. Dynamic postural control <ul><li>Anticipatory postural control </li></ul><ul><li>(anticipate an obstacle) </li></ul><ul><li>Reactive postural control </li></ul><ul><li>(react quickly without thinking) </li></ul>
  6. 6. Static postural control <ul><li>Ankle strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Hip strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Step strategy </li></ul>
  7. 7. Multiple systems of balance <ul><li>Sensory System </li></ul><ul><li>vision </li></ul><ul><li>somatosensory </li></ul><ul><li>vestibular </li></ul><ul><li>Motor System </li></ul><ul><li>perception/action cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Cognitive System </li></ul><ul><li>problem solving, multi-tasking </li></ul>
  8. 8. review Balance: control of body mass <ul><li>Function of: </li></ul><ul><li>mobility </li></ul><ul><li>posture </li></ul><ul><li>stability limits </li></ul><ul><li>dynamic postural control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>anticipatory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reactive </li></ul></ul><ul><li>static postural control </li></ul><ul><ul><li>ankle strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hip strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>step strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>and multiple systems: </li></ul><ul><li>sensory system </li></ul><ul><ul><li>vision </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>somatosensory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>vestibular </li></ul></ul><ul><li>motor system </li></ul><ul><li>cognitive system </li></ul>

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