This client walks and does basic upper body exercise, plus some Qigong. Besides general lower body and core conditioning, figured I’d teach how to move from seated position in chair onto one knee (with other foot planted flat)and upper body partly supported on chair, to quadruped position,then reverse sequence to get back onto chair. Also will teach how to roll over from supine and press up to quadruped, then step one foot forward similar to above. Any other ideas?? Thanks!
What you are doing, teaching the gentleman a sequence and method of getting up off the floor, is a good idea. The necessary move from there is to make sure the individual has enough strength and balance to execute what he’s learned, which you are doing.
General strength training supplemented with balance training should be on the menu. So much of what people term a “lack of balance” is often a lack of strength.
I’ve trained quite a few people in this age group, and have employed ball squats or simply getting up and down from a chair as lower body conditioning exercises, and the individuals have gained significant confidence and ability from them.