Strength and balance services
Strength and balance are an essential element required for a healthy body and mind. As we get older, our strength and balance can significantly reduce over time.
Did you know, without strength and balance training, muscle mass decreases approximately 3-8% every 10 years after the age of 30 years old and this rate is even higher after the age of 60. This loss of muscle mass and strength subsequently leads to an increased risk of falls and injuries. A lack of strength training can also decrease bone density, increase joint stiffness, and can lead to a small reduction in height due to increased kyphosis. All these changes have probable implications for several conditions, including type 2 diabetes, arthritis, obesity, heart disease, and osteoporosis.
How does strength and balance training help?
Strength training is a great way to build muscle, increase bone density, and improve overall physical performance. It can also help to boost your metabolism, which can aid in weight loss and weight management.
On the other hand, balance training is important for improving stability and reducing the risk of falls. Especially as we age, our balance naturally declines, but regular practice of balance exercises can help to maintain and even improve it.
Incorporating both strength and balance training into your fitness routine can help you to achieve a well-rounded fitness level and maintain your overall health and well-being.
How can we help to improve your strength and balance?
Here at Physiotherapy Matters, we offer a range of services that can help to improve your strength and balance. One of the most effective ways is through regular exercise, particularly strength training exercises that target the major muscle groups in your body.
Some of the services we offer that help to improve your strength and balance include:
- Physiotherapy Assessments – our physiotherapists can guide you through the best exercises and techniques to help to improve your muscle strength and tone, which in turn can help to improve your balance and stability.
- Stable & Able Exercise Classes – consist of a variety of low-impact cardiovascular, resistance, balance, and functional exercises.
- Physio Led Pilates – we offer 1:1 session and group Pilates classes!
In addition to strength and balance training, it’s also important to maintain a healthy and balanced diet. Our physiotherapists can help advise you on eating a diet that is rich in protein, vitamins, and minerals can help to support your muscle health and improve your overall physical function.
By taking these steps, you can help to improve your strength and balance, and enjoy a healthier, more active lifestyle.
If attendance of an appointment or class is difficult, we offer the option of Home Visits for your convenience. Our trained professionals are available to come to your home and provide the same level of care and attention that you would receive in our office.
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