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Balance Exercises (Tinetti)

Balance Exercises (Tinetti)

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LEVEL I BALANCE EXERCISES
Once a day do the exercises marked by your therapist
.
Sink Hip Circle I
1. Stand facing kitchen sink2. Hold on with both hands3. Do not move shoulders or feet4. Make a big circle to left with hips5. Repeat 5 times6. Make a big circle to right with hips7. Repeat 5 times(A)
Sink Toe Stand I
1. Stand facing kitchen sink2. Hold on with both hands3. Go up on your toes4. Hold for count of 55. Then come down6. Repeat 10 times(B)
 
One Leg Sink Stand I
1. Stand facing kitchen sink2. Hold on with both hands3. Stand on your left leg for count of 54. Stand on your right leg for count of 55. Repeat 10 times(C)
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Copyright 2005, Mary E. Tinetti, M.D.
 
 
Sink Side Step I
1. Stand facing kitchen sink2. Hold on with both hands3. Move hands along kitchen sink as youstep left 5 steps4. Step with both feet to right 5 steps5. Repeat 5 times(D)
Two Hand Alternate Leg Out and In I
1. Stand facing kitchen sink2. Hold on with both hands3. Stand on your left leg and move rightleg out to the side and back again4. Repeat on opposite side5. Continue to alternate each leg6. Repeat 10 times(E)
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Copyright 2005, Mary E. Tinetti, M.D.
 
 
Sitting Arm Circles I
1. Sit up straight on bed or chair2. If you sit in a chair, do not lean back3. Arms by your side with palms facinginward4. Raise both arms up overhead5. Then arms out to side shoulder level6. Then arms down7. Maintain an erect posture during theexercise8. Repeat 10 times(F)
Sitting Knee Lifts I
1. Sit up straight on bed or chair2. If you sit in a chair, do not lean back3. Arms by your side4. Lift left knee up towards ceiling5. Lower left knee6. Lift right knee up towards ceiling7. Lower right knee8. Repeat 10 times(G)
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Copyright 2005, Mary E. Tinetti, M.D.

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