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GRANDMABABA
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11/17/12 5:23 P

I have issues with balance and dizziness due to ms. However, I have been doing what I can to improve. Since my internist and neurologist both let me push more these days, it has been fun improving via more aerobic and strength training. But, th biggest help for balance has just been standing on one foot, spinning in circles with gd, dance, walking long line on hardwood floor and sidewalk. The more I do, the more I can do. Good luck. Hope your doc helps you find your way.



MEG-NATALIA07
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11/17/12 2:54 P

Equilibrium as in vertigo episodes? Don't ignore that, see your doctor. There is treatment for it, and not just meds, physical therapists and osteopaths can help, just to name a couple.



PAPAMIKIE
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11/13/12 9:36 A

Yes, as Nancy says, get checked out medically if you have not already done so.

I implied that you have had the cause checked out medically when I said assuming there is no medical issue. However, Nancy was right to be explicit about this issue. Have an appropreiate medical person check you out if you have not already done so.

Popie



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11/13/12 9:25 A

Hi INUITTHATCAN,

Have you spoken to your doctor about this? Equilibrium issues can have many different causes, therefore, you may want to talk with your doctor who may be able to offer you more advice based on his/her findings.

Coach Nancy



PAPAMIKIE
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11/13/12 12:45 A

You say, "my equalibrium is somewhat out of whack"

What is behind this? The cause may suggest some limitation, may also suggest the need for an expert, medical, etc.

Having said that, and assuming there are no specific medical, or physical issues then what have you tried?

I am a running (Chi Running), Tai Chi Chuan player, I also do bagua Circle walking and Qigong. My pracitce also includes walking my Wobble beam, this is specifically banance drills. When I started walking my beam I could take a few steps before falling off. A few months later I am working on walking it backward. Tai Chi and Qigong have help me to move from centre and to be grounded.

Gramie is very actively practicing Yoga and this has increased her movement and balance significantly in a month and a half. (she does yoga most days now).

Have you considered exercise such as yoga, taiji, etc. that specifically work on flexibility, balance and moving from centre?



INUITTHATCAN
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11/12/12 11:29 P

I want to excercise more(honestly); however my equalibrium is somewhat out of whack. Any suggestions on exercises that I can do for strength that won't throw that off?



 
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