ROLLING OVER

Benefits:

People with Parkinson’s can have difficulty rolling over and getting out of bed. This exercise will help you recognize where you are having problems and build a corrective strategy to overcome them. Rolling patterns also increase hip and back mobility while strengthening the core.

Safety:

Use caution getting up and down from the ground. If you feel like you “plop” down to the ground, first work on this technique with a stable chair or object close at hand. It’s safer to lower yourself to the ground from a seated position than lowering yourself from standing. Always be aware that standing up quickly can cause a sudden drop in your blood pressure and can make you dizzy or faint which can cause injury.

Simple Equipment:

An exercise mat is needed for this exercise. It’s also good to have a stable chair handy.

Add Physical Challenge:

This exercise is not intended to have advanced progressions. Just having a smooth transition is the goal. Do not jerk or strain to roll. Try not to use momentum to turn over. Breathing correctly is a must.

Add Mental Challenge:

Patience and awareness are the biggest mental challenge.