The Stairs Exercise

Stand straight, with you hands by your side, head straight ahead and your eyes closed.

  • Keeping your eyes closed , walk up three stairs.
  • Without turning round or opening your eyes, walk back down the three stairs.
  • Repeat three times.

Do this exercise three times a day.

People with cerebellum problems use their vision to tell their brain where their limbs are, instead of their cerebellum.

Walking up and down stairs with your eyes closed forces you to work out where all your limbs are, and how to balance, by just using your cerebellum.


When your child can easily do this exercise 3 times gradually increase the number of repetitions until they can walk up and down 3 stairs, with your eyes closed, 10 times. It may take months to get to this point.

This page is written with the permission of the original author Robin Pauc.