Among seniors, falls are one of the leading causes of disability. With age, many of the stabilizing muscles in our body begin to atrophy. This makes it extremely easy to lose balance and potentially fall. Combined with more brittle bones, particularly our hips, these falls can result in debilitating injuries that make it all the more difficult to be mobile, which can make us even more prone to further falls.
While no one can reverse the natural aging process, there are steps anyone can take to strengthen their body and improve balance. If you are at risk for a fall, or have suffered from one in the past, it is highly recommended to work with a trained professional such as a physical therapist. To give you a clearer picture of the benefits that balance training for seniors can offer, we’re sharing the following guide. We’re always here to help and welcome you to reach out to our caring and dedicated team if you have any questions or would like to learn more.
Balance training for seniors can help in the following ways
Here are just a few significant advantages that working with a physical therapist for a balance training program can offer:
- A stronger body — One of the goals of a balance training program should be building up stabilizing muscles in the core, hips and legs to promote better balance and prevent falls.
- Better posture — Good posture while standing, sitting and moving is critical to balance, and physical therapists can train you in proven posture techniques.
- Improved body awareness — By following a balance training program, you can develop a better sense of what your limbs are doing and how to move them properly to stabilize movement and prevent falls.
The right balance training program is different for everyone, which is why it’s so important to find a therapist who can provide personalized care.
Work with the balance training experts at Armor Physical Therapy
At Armor Physical Therapy, our compassionate team has extensive training and experience in providing balance training for seniors. We never take a one-size-fits-all approach; when you come to us, you can expect one-on-one care that is right for your treatment goals and your lifestyle. To schedule your initial appointment, contact us today.