As advocates for strength of all kinds, our physiotherapists can attest to the importance of physical strength in our daily lives. Whether it's in our personal or professional pursuits, having a strong foundation is key to health and an active lifestyle. This is especially true when it comes to our bodies and our ability to maintain stability and avoid falls.
As we age, our physical strength naturally decreases, making us more vulnerable to falls and related injuries. But this doesn't have to be the case. By incorporating strength training into our routines, we can significantly reduce the risk of falling and protect ourselves from serious injury.
Strength training, also known as resistance training, is the performance of exercises that are designed to improve muscle strength, power and/or endurance. Usually we strive to make the muscles work against weight or a force such as gravity. Strength training, however, does not need to be done at the gym and can include the use of free weights , resistance bands and even your own body weight. Strength training helps to build and maintain muscle mass, which is crucial for maintaining stability. By improving our strength, we increase our ability to stay upright and avoid falls. Physiotherapy, on the other hand, helps to address specific issues that may increase the risk of falling, such as balance problems and a wide variety of mobility issues.
Benefits of Strength Training:
Decreased risk of falls
Decreased risk of injury
Better quality of life
Improved pain management
Incorporating strength training into our daily routines is key to maintaining our physical health. Whether we're young or old, it's never too late to start building and maintaining body strength. By investing in our physical health, we are investing in our overall well-being and future success.
Our team at Advanced Physiotherapy are experts in movement, and will work with you to develop a customized strength training plan. Contact our clinic to schedule an appointment.