Top Three Exercises to Improve Balance & Reduce Risk For Falls
Top Three Exercises to Improve Balance & Reduce Risk For Falls By Biagio Mazza Today I'm going to talk about my top three favorite exercises for fall prevention and for balance training that we utilize at Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Kansas City, MO. These are definitely going to be dependent upon the person, so please be safe! Safety is the number one thing with everything we do. But you still have to challenge your balance for it to get better.Exercise 2: Closed...
Posted on 2020-06-26
Core Workout For Seniors
CORE WORKOUT FOR SENIORS By Biagio Mazza Is your body different as a senior than when you are in your 20's? For sure there are things that are different, BUT biomechanically, it's the same. However, because of the aging process, we may experience weakness or control issues within the core. The way to reactivate the core is to get back to the basics of core exercises. So, while we can call these “Core Exercises For Seniors” they are all just basic things that if...
Posted on 2019-06-26
Three Tricks For Successful Recovery With Physical Therapy
Three Tricks For Successful Recovery With Physical Therapy By Biagio Mazza Today's we are going to talk about sticking with your physical therapy exercises, whether they are from Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy in Kansas City, MO. So this video is not for everybody. This is for people who have started physical therapy and have some sort of a home program. So the very predictable thing that happens is people will come in when they're in acute pain, let's say low back pain. S...
Posted on 2019-01-31
Fall Risk Awareness & Prevention: Single Leg Test
Fall Risk Awareness & Prevention: Single Leg Test By Biagio Mazza Are you looking for a self test that you can do to assess your ability to tell whether or not you're a fall risk? At Elite Sports Medicine & Physical Therapy we use a test referred to as a single leg stand to do just that. NOTE: Please be very safe when performing these tests. Many people cannot get into a single leg stand positions, and we totally get that. We encourage you to perform this test by somethi...
Posted on 2019-01-29
Fall Risk Awareness & Prevention: Sit-To-Stand Self Test
Fall Risk Awareness & Prevention: Sit-To-Stand Self Test By Biagio Mazza So, what are some easy self-tests that you can do to assess your fall risk? One of my favorites that we utilize at Elite Sports Medicine and Physical Therpay is a 30-second sit-to-stand test. Essentially what you're gonna do is your gonna find a chair. Be sure it has a sturdy base and will not move easily. You are not allowed to use the arms in this test. This test will require you to count your repetitions f...
Posted on 2019-01-28
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