Proprioceptive and balance training

Proprioception Exercises For Ankle, Physiotherapy Balance Training, Proprioceptive Exercises

Proprioceptive and balance training :

Proprioceptive Exercises are those that work on developing proprioceptive receptors that has to do with balance and stability training. Proprioception aids in the stability of a joint during both static and dynamic functional tasks. Reduced proprioception can lead to injury. For clients who arrive with symptoms of reduced proprioception, physiotherapists of TheraCure clinic conduct an examination and prescribe a proprioception rehabilitation program. Injury or immobility can impair proprioception and hence it is important to address this often neglected aspect of rehab during treatment planning.

The following are some of the advantages of proprioceptive exercise :

  • Improves joint Position and Stability.
  • Reduces risk of getting injured.
  • Improves muscle flexibility.
  • Muscle overactivity - Muscles may become hyperactive if proprioception is impaired because they will compensate to stabilize the joint.

Proprioceptive Exercise techniques assist a wide range of people. People may complain about issues such as ankle sprains, shoulder and knee instability, and so on. Proprioceptive exercise may be helpful for them. Swelling of a joint and joint pain can impede proprioceptive input. Ligament and tendon injury will most likely occur following impaired functioning or disruption of proprioceptive receptors. Post-surgically too, proprioceptive receptors can get impaired because of the trauma and tissue damage that occur during the surgery.

Balance training is performing workouts that develop the muscles that help you stay upright, such as your legs and core. These Exercises can assist increase stability and prevent falls.

Balance exercises, especially some of the most difficult yoga positions, may be exhausting. Others are as easy as standing for a few seconds on one leg. You may also employ equipment that challenges your body to steady itself, such as a Bosu half-circle stability ball or a balancing board used in conjunction with a video game.

Balance Training includes Standing on one leg while elevating the other leg to the side or behind you, to stand and sit from the chair without using the hands, doing yoga or tai chi, using certain equipment’s such as Bosu, which features an inflated dome on top of a circular platform that tests your balance. The Balance can be improved by holding a certain yoga position for a longer, changing or making movements in the pose, keeping the eyes closed during the pose also improves the balance, Or by letting the support of your chair go or other support, after a certain time period. You don't have to sprint, jump, or perform any other high-impact or high-intensity Training to balance. Typically, balancing training consists of slow, systematic motions.

Its Targeted Areas are:

  • In the core, Good balance necessitates the use of strong core muscles. Your abs and other core muscles will be worked out by several stabilization exercises.
  • There is No use of arms, the majority of balance exercises involve balancing on your toes. The arms don’t require any training unless doing movements that require your arms or holding weights.
  • Leg muscles are also worked through exercises in which, the balance on one leg and then squat or bend forward.
  • The glutes are toned by the same balancing workouts that train the legs.
  • Some of the back muscles are included in the core muscles.

Balance Training does not involve :

  1. Aerobic : It may be, but it isn't always. It is determined by the intensity of the action. If you're moving quickly, it might be aerobic. Slower balancing exercises do not cause you to breathe quickly or your heart to beat quicker.
  2. Sport : A range of exercises is used in balance training. It's not a sport.
  3. Low Impact : There is no low impact involved in balance training

At TheraCure, our Scope of Physiotherapy includes

  • Muscle strength and muscle length evaluation & quantification
  • Recommending remedial exercises
  • Physical treatment by electrotherapy modalities like diathermy, ultrasonic therapy, contrast bath, cryotherapy, hydrocollator, trans-electric muscle stimulation, also different therapeutic exercises by machines
  • Applying manual therapy, mobilization, manipulation of soft tissue techniques etc.
  • Myo-fascial release massage to lengthen tight/ contracted tissues.
  • Make an exercise folder for the client to take home.
  • Aid in-home evaluation to make the environment barrier-free and accessible.
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