Balance training is a useful intervention in rehabilitation of postural stability impairments as well as in training programs for performance enhancement. Active elderly people should be challenged with balance and proprioception exercises. One scientifically-based approach, the Sensorimotor Training, has shown great success. It can be characterized as a progressive balance training program using unstable surfaces such as foam pad, air disc, exercise ball which provide adequate challenges to the active senior. Proper balance training will enhance their postural stability and improve their activity level.

-Dr Lauzon