10 Best Balance Exercises (Advanced) – Ask Doctor Jo



Once you’ve mastered basic balance exercises (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jv__41ctwp8), you may be ready for advanced balance exercises. They are tougher, so have something to hold on to when you start. Buy a printable worksheet with these balance exercises here: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/purchase-advanced-balance-worksheet

The first exercises are with your eyes closed: Romberg stance with your eyes closed and head turns side to side, Romberg stance with your eyes closed and head movements up and down, tandem stance with your eyes closed, and Tandem stance with your eyes closed and head movements up and down. These are not only great for balance, but they are also great exercises for ankle, knee, and hip strengthening.

Next are: walking on your heels and walking on your toes. Again these are great for balance, and they are also great for ankle, knee, and hip strengthening.

Finally, you have: single leg stance, single leg stance with a twist, golfer’s lift, and golfer’s lift with a weight. These are also great for balance and strengthening.

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33 Responses

  1. AskDoctorJo says:

    Buy a printable worksheet with the balance exercises in this video here: https://www.askdoctorjo.com/purchase-advanced-balance-worksheet
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  2. Shivaji Das says:

    I have subscribed doctor.are they good for neurological disorders

  3. Shivaji Das says:

    Are thry helpful for neurological disorder patients

  4. Ishan Koul says:

    Hey there!!!
    Just a small question, can we do these barefoot or with socks on and on a yoga mat or so??

  5. I have tinitus for last 3 month of my right ear and also feel dizziness i can't stand 10 to 15 minutes in one place i feel inbance of body what should do plZ tell some thing about

  6. You’ve just gained a new subscriber 🤗🙋🏾‍♀️ awesome video!

  7. Really helpful, thank you!

  8. I can barely walk in a straight line without stumbling around

  9. Nirvan Mahat says:

    I definitely understimated the difficulty of these exercises! I'm working on these to improve my balance for martial arts! Are there researches existent on the benefit of exercise balances out there besides for athletes?

  10. Matt Cairns says:

    These exercises look so easy…THEY ARE NOT. Especially the ones with the eyes closed. Great tutorial!

  11. Annie B says:

    I've been working on balance as I've gotten older and have battled vertigo on and off over the last few years. Some of these were simple for me as I already do them or a variation, but the ones where you close your eyes and turn your head and heel to toe- wow! Can't wait to work on those, thanks for sharing!

  12. That dog is a total distraction but I ain't complaining

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  14. How long do I need to do each exercise?

  15. mauidelite says:

    Thank you for creating this video – I'm so glad to have found it! When doing these exercises regularly, how long till we see improvement? Or would that be a varied result which would be dependent on where your are when you first start the program?

  16. Rita lima says:

    Any excercise if cannot walk on heels, I was a GB syndrome patient affected 3 years ago, can you help me with basic excercise to Improve my foot lifting

  17. ANT1714 says:

    Will this help a brain injury? I heard balance exercises really help the brain.

  18. Hey doctor Jo, I loved the video. I have an athletic level balance. Can I improve it doing these exercises like 3-4 times a week? I was thinking about doing plates.

  19. Steve Szejna says:

    Are the head movements to use the vestibular system more?

  20. Decaf says:

    My teacher teaches us about these since TODAY!🤣Nvm im a freak!

  21. Physio Food says:

    I was expecting some higher level balance activities. Good variety of balance exercises!

  22. Larry Pool says:

    Hi Dr. Jo! I just discovered your page and it's terrific! I just can't find any hamstring exercises. Do you have a collection of them? Thanks for this. I'm a dancer and these are so valuable!

  23. did some one tell you before that you look like Brie Larson especially your facial expressions , and thanks for your videos 😀

  24. John Mickel says:

    Hi Doc Can Do the 1st 3 Rombergs and the last 3 but the foot in front middle 4 5 an 6 cant

    But I didnt do those for a Policeman but thats a another story.

    But I have Ataxia from drinking over the years. Which part of balance problem but I will try these again

  25. pulkit jain says:

    Hi doctor i have diffuse disc bulging at c5-c6 level effacing narrowing both lateral recess with possible indentation to existing nerve roots. C4-c5 and c5- c6 IVD shows loss of bright signal on T2W image s/o disc desiccation.
    What should i do and is this a permanent or reoccurring problem?

  26. tadie1235 says:

    Exercises great and Helper awesome

  27. Ameed Dabbas says:

    thanks Dr jo
    very nice exercise

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