I’ll be starting a new series of videos on stabilizing exercises for every major joint in our body in the upcoming few weeks. These exercises will not only be beneficial for your overall fitness but will also help improve any sports performance, help with injury rehab as well as pain management.
- I’ll try to make our very complex body anatomy as simple to understand as possible.
- Our body is made up of two groups of muscles type
- The Postural Muscles and The Movement Muscles
Postural muscles are made up of mostly ‘slow twitch” muscle fibre, they are designed to create stability in the joints to help maintain our posture and to also help stabilise our moving joints. To train these muscles we must perform the exercises slowly, holding it for a longer period and with higher repetition.
The movement muscles on the other hand are normally very strong, big fast twitch muscles that are designed to give our body an outburst of power, but normally for a much shorter duration of time. To train these muscles, we will need heavy loading and shorter repetition with much more frequent rest periods to ensure the muscles can properly recover before the next activation. Most people that I see come in injured are mostly due to this imbalance between the movement muscles and the postural muscles.
These series of videos that I’m starting to make are targeting these postural muscles groups.
To help improve your conditioning workout routine, rehab and to improve your stability of your joints while you continue to enjoy the sports that you love or just to enjoy a more pain free living.
Keeping in mind, these tips/advice are of general nature and do not take your injuries/history into considerations. If you are experiencing any pain or would like an individualised tailored program to help improve your symptoms, I highly recommend you speak to any one of your physiotherapists to guide you through your rehabilitation journey.
Here at Capital Physiotherapy, our physiotherapists are the experts in helping you to fix your issues as well as all the discomfort that comes with it!
We can help you lead a healthier and pain free lifestyle.
Our physiotherapist will be able to give a full assessment on you and come out with individualised advice/ treatment plan that is tailored for your particular needs.
At Capital Physiotherapy, your initial appointment is 40-60minutes long. This allows our physios to be thorough in their assessment, as well as giving them enough time to give you treatment on the same consultation!