TJ Foreman, of Eudaimonia Human Flourishing Center in Indian Hills, Colorado, explained what happens with the vestibular system as we age or decline. One of the questions he answered was “How does the vestibular system impact movement?” The answer is because falling is one of our highest priority threats, chronically poor vestibular function can create significant threat. This results in numerous neuromusculoskeletal issues in the body – ranging from excessive tension to scoliotic changes and myofascial winding.
One significant issue as people age is the fact most will always have on shoes which causes the soles of the feet to lose their “neural mapping” and without the ability to sense changes in surface, people can fall.
Watch this video to learn more about progression drills and other ways to build your vestibular system in order to increase your balance!