"All the studies showed that the balance training interventions produced improvement from pre-to post-intervention with a range of improvement spanning from 16% to 97%." Cited in "Proprioceptive Training: A Review of Current Research" by Caroline Joy Co PT DPT CHT CSFA
You Can Improve Your Sense Of Balance
HOWEVER: Professional balance training is expensive, and thus out of the reach of many.
VOXX socks have been scientifically designed to improve your sense of balance, through proprioceptor (mechanoreceptor) activation - they talk to your feet!
As a scientist, I tend to be skeptical of fancy new products, designed to cure body movement issues. In fact, during six years of blogging on body movement, I've only endorsed three other products. I'm currently studying these socks.
As an older scientist and athlete, I'm encouraged!
Vertigo, or dizziness, with a tendency to fall, tends to increase with age.
Taking a tumble, due to loss of balance, can be extremely dangerous, especially for the elderly.
Vertigo is a side-effect of a number of drugs used to treat aging diseases, such as beta-blockers for heart disease. Such treatments increase the risk of a life-threatening fall in the elderly and infirm.
VOXX socks have been designed to work with your sense of balance through nerves connecting the bottom of your feet to the rest of your nervous system. The movement detectors (mechanorecptors), on the soles of your feet, work with other systems that help you to balance, including your inner ears, muscles and joints, and your eyes.
Have you noticed how hard it can be to balance, with your eyes closed?
I observed a definite improvement in my sense of balance with my eyes closed, with VOXX socks. As I mention in the video, above.
VOXX socks have been tested in people with conditions known to induce balance issues, such as multiple sclerosis (MS). Clear balance improvements are being found in an increasing number of cases. I've even seen one, myself, as I mention in the video, above.
My studies continue!
Kevin T. Morgan Veterinary Pathologist And Researcher, Student Of Body Movement, And Ironman Distance Triathlete, In My 70s! Time sure does fly, when you're having fun. Which I try to do, every day!
Disclaimer: As a veterinarian, I do not provide medical advice for human animals. If you undertake or modify an exercise program, consult your medical advisors before doing so. Undertaking activities pursued by the author does not mean that he endorses your undertaking such activities, which is clearly your decision and responsibility. Be careful and sensible, please.