I want to share some of the method's i used to help improve my balance after a head injury. I was discharged from hospital with very little balance, and first of all i would crawl on all four's in the hallway forward's and then backward's all the time concentrating on my balance.After a little while doing this i would stand at the bottom of the stair's where i could hold onto the rail gradually being able to let go for longer,after a short while doing this i began to walk on elbow crutch'es. At first i was only able to take two step's at a time between the end of the bed and the wall and then do a controlled fall backward's onto the bed, as turning around was'nt possible.When i felt confident enough with this i started to walk from room to room, wearing a motor cycle helmet as i would have the occaisional fall.
When i felt i could do that ok i began to walk on the green outside, and wal kng on the grass was a huge help. The green was some 30 metre's square, and after six month's or so doing this i could walk around the green five time's 2 or 3 time's a day. A path soon wore into the grass and looking back i should have changed my route and walked over every part of the green, as i got confident on the same path and confidence play's a large part in regaining your balance.
I would like a factsheet to be made up to help anyone with balace problem's following a head injury, as a lot of the finer point's you need to work out for yourself. Any one who's had a similar experience i would love to hear about the technique's they used and what worked for them. Wayne