Tag Archives: balance

Would you be standing upright if you couldn’t see?

October 8, 2010


“It’s funny how this is so hard when I close my eyes,” the patient says as I stand guard ready at any moment should a sway turn into a fall.  Actually it makes sense.  Our balance relies on input from our eyes, muscles, and inner ear.  When you take one of those three inputs away […]

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Sustained Positions And Its Effect on Your Movement

March 15, 2010


Did you know that what you do when you aren’t moving will affect how you move later on?  Our body responds to the stresses placed on it everyday and adapts.  The sustained positions we put ourselves in may contribute to certain inflexibilities and a loss in joint range of motion.  Inflexibility and a loss of […]

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Anatomy of the Vestibular System-Inner Ear

February 11, 2010


Our body’s vestibular system acts to maintain our balance and sense of equilibrium.  When this system is not functioning normally, it can make anyone feel like they’re on a ride, and I’m talking the not-so-merry-go-round.  The anatomy and physiology of the vestibular system is complex, comprised of the inner ear, nerves, the cerebellum, regions of […]

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Falls Prevention: Skip a Slip and Save a Life

January 8, 2010


I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and happy new year!  Your Geaux 2 PT was having a jolly good time in Great Britain and is refreshed and ready to write about some very important subjects.   I’m starting 2010’s blog with a topic that is near and dear to me: preventing falls in […]

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