Balance & Coordination Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo


Hey everybody, it’s Doctor Jo. Today I’m gonna
show you some balance and coordination exercises. These are actually gonna be moving instead
of standing in one spot. So you might want to get close to a wall or a rail that you
can hold on to for a little bit of balance. The first one is gonna be just walking one
foot in front of the other. Almost like you’re walking on a tight rope, or walking the line
like Johnny Cash would say. Try and look straight ahead if you can, and place one foot right
in front of the other. If you feel like you’re really off balance with this, you can actually
spread them out just a little bit, but keep that narrow support. But really try and put
one right in front of the other. If you get this mastered, then you can actually start
moving your head side to side. Again this is probably something you don’t want to try
right away. Cause you might fall over. And then you can move your head up and down. The
next one, is what we call a grapevine, or crossover. So you’re gonna turn sideways.
You’re gonna take that outside foot, cross it over the other, and bring the other foot
out. Then go behind and out. So just over, under. Almost like you’re braiding your feet.
Again, try and look straight ahead if you can, and if that becomes easy, then you can
start turning your head side to side while you’re doing it. And then up and down. The
next one is gonna be walking up on your toes. Try and stay up keeping those heels off the
ground the whole time. Almost like you’re walking in high heels. And then change it
to walking on your heels and keeping the toes up in the air. This one’s actually a little
bit harder, so again, if you need something to hold on to, make sure you’re staying close
to the wall, rail, or if you have your cane, you might want to use a cane. So there you
have it. Those are your balance and coordination exercises with movement. If you have any questions,
leave them in the comments section. If you’d like to check out some other videos, go to
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safe, have fun, and I hope you feel better soon.

19 thoughts on “Balance & Coordination Exercises – Ask Doctor Jo

  1. hey doctor jo u r really cool ๐Ÿ˜Š my dad has sciatica and he has poor balance and difficulty in prolong standing , tell me some easy balancing exercises for him as these would be quite difficult for him .

  2. I find that walking in a straight line and moving head up and down makes me a bit nauseus – does this mean anything, and if I continue it, will I be better off !

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