Improving Balance To Avoid Winter Injuries


Posted by Dr. Scott Wilson | 28-Nov-2015

One of the most common causes of winter injuries is a slip or fall on icy conditions. While we can’t always avoid icy conditions, maintaining good balance/lower body stability is the key to avoiding injuries when you do come into contact with these conditions. While you might think that good balance is something you’re just born with, the truth is that it’s actually something that can be developed by improving the coordination and strength of the muscles in our feet, ankles, knees and hips. Interestingly enough, research has shown that individuals with better single leg balance times in their 30’s and 40’s have a greater likelihood of living longer lives (due in part to the reduced likelihood of slip and fall related injuries in later years)!

In the following video, Dr. Jason Lemieux of Physiomed Oakville demonstrates some simple exercises for strengthening the system of muscles of in our feet, ankles, knees and hips to help improve your lower body stability and avoid slip and fall related winter injuries:

 


Dr. Scott Wilson

Dr. Scott Wilson is the Founder & Chairman of Physiomed; one of Canada’s largest franchised networks of inter-disciplinary healthcare clinics. A graduate of Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College, Dr. Wilson founded Physiomed in 1994 and has since grown Physiomed to over 30 clinics in Southern Ontario and British Columbia. With hundreds of practitioners from over a dozen disciplines, Dr. Wilson and Physiomed have helped over 100,000 Canadians with physiotherapy, chiropractic, massage therapy, orthotic therapy, compression therapy and clinical conditioning as part of a program of rehabilitation and health optimization. In addition to helping patients improve their physical and mental well-being, Dr. Wilson has also mentored hundreds of practitioners to provide better care while enjoying more fulfilling careers. He is also a keynote speaker on many health related topics including how physiotherapy, chiropractic and health & wellness treatment can help with stress, weight loss, and unlocking the true potential within to achieve lasting physical well-being.

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