BALANCE TRAINING

refers to a form of physical or occupational therapy for individuals who have difficulty with balance control (maintaining balance when standing, walking, or performing other activities). It involves a series of exercises designed to enhance muscular control and improve interpretation of information from the senses. Balance training is also used by many athletes to enhance fitness, coordination, and performance senses and may make use of trainer bicycles, tricycles with body supports and foot attachments, stilts, pogo sticks, rocker boards, and a rubber bouncing tube used like a trampoline. Balance training is also used by many athletes to enhance fitness, coordination, and overall performance.

BALANCE TRAINING: "The athlete used balance training in order to improve his or her coordination."
Cite this page: Nugent, Pam M.S., "BALANCE TRAINING," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/balance-training/ (accessed November 19, 2018).
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