Oct 23, 2014 - 02:01 PM
I do understand and appreciate the fear of falling. There are ways to exercise and build up leg strength and balance without walking. Stationery cycles come to mind. How about swimming? Stationary bikes and swimming can be enjoyable activities so that might give your Dad some incentive. Other ways of improving balance are going up and down stairs, using the handrail. Standing on one leg, eyes open or closed, is also a good balance exercise just use the back of a sofa or similar to grab, just in case. I would also recommend having a chat with your Dad's physical therapist and let him/her know what is going on and see what they suggest.