Improve Your Strength with Balance Training

Improve Your Strength with Balance Training

Balance is something that can easily be taken for granted, but it’s truly at the foundation of nearly every action we make. Whether we’re standing, sitting, walking, or bending down to pick up a grandchild, we rely on good balance.

If we lack good balance, however, the consequences can be severe. In fact, about 36 million older Americans fall, which results in more than 300,000 hospitalizations. While this statistic can be sobering, there’s a way you can improve your balance and improve your health. It’s called balance training.

Whether you're younger or older, balance training can help you stay strong and agile. In this blog, the skilled providers at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora in Glendora, California, explain what balance training is and how it can help you.

Why do you need balance training?

Whether you’re getting out of bed in the morning or gathering dirty laundry to load the washing machine, you perform many movements to accomplish your tasks, such as squatting, lunging, pushing, pulling, and bending.

When everything is in top shape, your muscles and joints work together effortlessly to make these movements possible. But, if an injury occurs or your muscles become weak, your body can stop acting like a well-oiled machine and start working less efficiently. Suddenly, something as simple as reaching for the shoulder strap of your seatbelt can cause pain.

The good news is balance training can help you improve your strength, flexibility, and agility. And this, in turn, can help you stay balanced as you perform your tasks. Furthermore, balance training can help train your body to move safely and efficiently with proper spinal and body alignment. And by putting less stress and strain on your body, this can reduce tension and relieve pain.

What’s involved in balance training?

Balance training is a type of functional exercise, a focused type of fitness program that zeroes in on the common movements that you do day in and day out. Balance training helps to strengthen your core, build stronger muscles, and provide a more stable framework to perform everyday tasks.

Here at Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora, our team of exercise specialists creates a balance training program that addresses your specific needs. We guide you through your exercises during in-office sessions and give you directions on at-home exercises and stretches.

Your program could include a variety of exercises, such as certain yoga and tai chi positions. Your program could also include walking or “marching” movements, mixed with knee lifts and balancing maneuvers. But don’t be concerned about anything being too hard. We develop plans based on our patients’ abilities, needs, and goals, and we’ll design a plan that’s just right for you.

Balance training complements other treatments

Another great thing about balance training is that it works well with other treatment modalities that help support optimal health. Specifically, balance training can complement corrective chiropractic care, Chiropractic BioPhysics (CPB) therapies, as well as massage therapy.

If you're concerned about your core strength or are having issues with balance and want to know if balance training can help you, call 626-219-0567 to book an appointment with Chiropractic Health Care Center Of Glendora today.

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