Q. My participant is very good at one leg stand and can successfully hold the position for 10 seconds. I want to progress them. Can I use a spongy surface or ask them to close their eyes? A. Unfortunately you cannot use either of these methods to progress this exercise as it is not part of the Otago programme that we are following. To progress this exercise get them to hold the position for an exteneded amount of time e.g.30 seconds upwards.