We often talk about maintaining “balance” in our lives and immediately think of stress, work, relationships, money, etc… But what about our physical balance?
In the early years of our lives we take for granted our good posture, balance, low risk of cardiac disease and diabetes. As we age, our posture, balance and overall health may start to decrease, leaving us susceptible to injury and falling. The Public Health Agency of Canada states that falls are
“The leading cause of injuries among Canadians 65 years and over with 20% to 30% of seniors experiencing one fall each year.”
Simple routine exercise with an educated physiotherapist can help you train your body to function at its best as you age.
Balance & Posture Facts
- Spinal balance and correct posture should leave you feeling relaxed, comfortable, stable and energized.
- Good posture includes: head balanced over your hips, chin parallel to the floor, and a level pelvis.
- Poor posture can cause pain, discomfort, and degenerative and chronic diseases.
- Falls from lack of balance and stability cause a high percentage of hip fractures.
Balance & Posture Control
At Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation we combine endurance training, balance training and strength training to maximize your overall balance and stability. Our therapists design a unique and tailored exercise program based on your current skill level to specifically target the following areas:
- Increased muscle strength in your hips and knees
- Posture exercise to reduce strain on the spine and reduce upper body sway.
- Proprioception (nervous system) training to help you react in a timely manner to unpredictable surfaces or obstacles, such as uneven ground or ice
- Increased joint movement and flexibility
- Stretching and elongating of tight muscles
Book Your Treatment & Start Today!
If you currently have poor posture, impaired motor control and upper body sway, then you are at risk for slip and fall injuries. Over time your body adapts to a sedentary lifestyle leaving you with poor posture and lack of lower body strength and agility.
For over thirty years our university trained therapists at Bourassa & Associates Rehabilitation Centre have been helping people correct their posture and increase lower body strength. With 19 clinics across Saskatchewan, you can get started same day you call, no doctor’s referral needed. Find a clinic near you to book an appointment today.