Balance has been one of my favorite areas to study and teach. I remember first learning how balance is integrated through multiple systems and I was amazed that, as humans, we could stand upright without falling over. The statement that “gait is a series of controlled falls” was used by many professors, and I could not agree more. Balance is an epitomic example of homeostasis.
In the post below, NAIOMT faculty Terry Pratt, MS, PT, COMT, FAAOMPT addresses the importance of balance. But first, watch the video for a little introduction to Cervical Spine II, a valuable course Terry will be teaching in Norwood, Massachusetts on June 20-21. Register here.