Single Leg Balance – Horizontal Head Turn, Foam Pad
HOW: Position yourself standing in a corner with your back to it, or with a wall, chair, or sturdy object near you. Pick up one foot and balance on the leg that is in contact with the ground on a foam pad or unstable surface like a pillow. While maintaining your balance, turn your head horizontally side-to-side .
FEEL: You should feel like your balance is being challenged. You will also feel your foot, arch, calf, and hip muscles challenged here.
COMPENSATION: Try not to lose your posture and excessively lean forward/backward or side to side. If you lose your balance it is ok, take a step and get back to starting position. Do not allow yourself to fall or take the risk of injuring yourself.