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Hemiplegia - Balance activity

Sitting Balance Activities for Hemiplegics: Patients after stroke have decreased sitting balance; these activities would promote increased dynamic sitting balance needed for successful completion of ADLs.

Ball to the Wall (advanced hip abductor): Lie on your side with back about 10in from a wall. With your leg raised and foot parallel to the ground, place a large exercise ball between your heel and the wall. Lift your leg while pressing your heel against to ball. Roll the ball up and back down the wall under your heel. Do this 10x's & repeat 2-4 sets to fatigue. Switch sides.

Ball to the Wall (advanced hip abductor): Lie on your side with back about 10in from a wall. With your leg raised and foot parallel to the ground, place a large exercise ball between your heel and the wall. Lift your leg while pressing your heel against to ball. Roll the ball up and back down the wall under your heel. Do this 10x's & repeat 2-4 sets to fatigue. Switch sides.