Ability to maintain balance is a complex process that depends on three major components:
- Sensory systems for accurate information about body's position relative to environment
- Brain's ability to process this information
- Muscles and joints for coordinating the movements required to maintain balance.
Balance and coordination is one of the main fitness components, a factor for success in many sports. In certain sports, such as gymnastics and surfing, balance is one of the most important physical attributes. Good coordination is also vital for sports involving hitting objects. In many other sports, including team sports, good balance and coordination is an important part of skill development and the overall fitness profile. GSA specialists perform various common active and balance tests. In addition, our Kistler Force Plates and Technobody Pro-kin Bipedal Proprioceptive Systems enable us to perform more advantageous balance tests in our performance lab.