Strength Training & Exercise
Basic muscle strength is required for joint control during your simple everyday tasks. These tasks can include static activities (such as sitting or standing posture) or dynamic activities (such as walking, running, reaching, lifting or throwing). The tasks that require strengthening of muscles pre-determines the specific strength exercises that will help you to achieve your goals. Your physiotherapist is an expert who can guide you.
The roles of each type of muscle differ and hence they should be exercised depending upon their specific characteristics. For example, stability muscle exercises are normally low intensity – long duration type exercises.
Dynamic strengthening exercises are more expected to be higher intensity (weight, speed, power) and for a shorter duration but this can vary. Eccentric strengthening exercises are vital for both speed and weight-bearing control. Each strengthening exercise and with the speed it is performed will strengthen your muscles in different ways. The best way to identify the strength exercises that are most appropriate to your needs is to discuss your case with your physiotherapist or sports coach.
Core stability retraining is a vital component for improving your core strength program while reducing your chance of injury and improved performance. In basic terms, your core muscle provides a solid platform that your dynamic muscles enact upon. In most cases, your abdomen or back core muscles are the best-known core muscles, but they also exist in other regions.
We are an expert in the assessment and correction of muscle strength deficits, timing and individually prescribed strengthening exercises appropriate for your injury, sport or lifestyle. It is vital to remember that individual injuries, your stage of rehabilitation, age, gender and your sport or level of activity will dictate the best exercises suitable for you.