What is Balance Training?
Balance doesn’t come as naturally to all of us, and in some cases, certain conditions can cause you to lose your balance. Balance training is a core proponent of chiropractic, with the goal of assisting patients recover their strength and steadiness on their feet.
This involves strengthening a variety of muscles, including leg muscles, hip muscles, and the core, with targeted low impact exercises. By challenging and building these muscles, a patient can create a strong foundation from their core to their legs and regain their balance.
Balance Training Goals
– Prevention: For patients who are in their senior years, living unassisted, experiencing low levels of activity, and often find themselves feeling dizzy when standing up, balance training can help reduce the high possibility of a fall, which is a common cause of injury amongst the elderly.
– Rehabilitation: For those who are recovering from a fall, balance training is a crucial form of rehabilitation. This is a hands-on and active approach that aims to strengthen stability, posture, and gait.
What does Balance Training treat?
Balance training aims to improve muscles and stability from the core of the body to the legs and feet. With a comprehensive balance training program, a patient can expect to experience improvements in their core, hip, and calf muscles.