“I have got terrible balance; I nearly fell the other day!”
So many people say this. As we age our balance deteriorates over time, but thankfully it can be improved.
Balance is a critical component of physical function and is vital for maintaining independence as we age. Good balance helps prevent falls, which can lead to severe injury and loss of confidence. Fortunately, this can be improved through a combination of targeted exercises and lifestyle changes.
One of the most effective ways to improve balance is through regular exercise that targets the lower body, particularly the legs. Strength training exercises that focus on the quadriceps, hamstrings, and glutes can help improve balance by increasing muscle mass and stability. Exercises such as standing on one leg or walking heel-to-toe, can also be incorporated into your routine to help improve your overall balance. Our Balance and Bone Health classes are also a great option to come weekly and an exercise under the supervision of a physiotherapist.
Good balance is key in preventing falls and injuries. Making lifestyle changes, such as regular exercise and wearing sturdy shoes with good traction, removing obstacles, and ensuring proper lighting, can significantly reduce fall risk. Regular vision checks and medication reviews can also help identify and address factors that may be contributing to the issue.
At Wisdom Physio Claremont, our team of experienced physiotherapists provide a full assessment and develop a customised exercise and lifestyle plan to help you improve your balance and reduce your risk of falls. With our guidance and support, you can stay on your feet and continue to enjoy an active, independent lifestyle.
Are you or someone you care about experiencing difficulties with balance? Don’t let it hold you back any longer. Take the first step towards better balance and increased strength by scheduling an appointment with one of our physiotherapists. Give us a call today on (08) 9384 1555 or click here to book online today and start improving your quality of life.