Watch this fantastic video from Spain about supporting healthy ageing through the use of outdoor gyms. The proprioception and vestibular input being just perfect for maintaining posture, balance and mobility alongside all the other benefits to health and well-being. Changes to the sensory system and brain are an inevitable part of ageing,
Ayres’ theory gives us a way of conceptualising the impact of ageing on function and participation, as well as ideas about how to enhance sensory processing. It is essential we do not forget the importance of the changes to the less obvious and ‘hidden’ senses; proprioception, vestibular.