Recommended Books

Better Balance: Simple Exercises to Improve Stability and Prevent Falls. By Harvard Medical School Special Health Report.

This short book helps you better understand balance and includes many exercises and props to help you prevent falls. Recommended exercises include Yoga, functional fitness and the use of Balance Beams and other props.

The Book of Balance: Rehab Secrets to Improve Your Balance and Decrease Your Risk of Falling. By Lex Gonzales, PT, DPT.

This book includes about 60 pages of in-depth conceptual understanding of your balance systems as well as many home practices to do on your own. The home practices include a wide variety of exercises and levels of intensity. It is good for beginners all the way to those with excellent balance.

Stand Tall, Don’t Fall: Improve Your Strength, Balance, Flexibility and Posture. By Bill Case, PT.

This book emphasizes the physical elements that go into creating better balance. It does not have coordination or reflex training but a good variety of traditional practices. Case emphasizes good posture as a measure of health and protection from falls.

Better Balance For Life: Banish the Fear of Falling with Simple Activities Added to Your Everyday Routine. By Carol Clements.

This book has many practical exercises that can be done at home while doing other activities. It is designed as a 10 week program and many of the practices are repeated yet progress to more difficult versions as you go. 

How To Prevent Falls: Better Balance, Independence and Energy in 6 Simple Steps. By Betty Perkins-Carpenter, Ph.D.

A classic book which gives 6 Steps to better balance such as exercises you can do in bed, to dancing. A fun and light-hearted approach to fall prevention with a highly qualified teacher.

Exercises for Better Balance: The Stand Strong Workout for Fall Prevention and Longevity. By William Smith, M.S.

Clear overview of balance practices and pictures of balance routines that you can do from home. Includes a training log to track your progress.