It's true that as we age our chance of having a fall increases, so what can we do about this?
Fundamentally no matter who you are and what age you are a fall happens when there is a challenge to our balance or strength that is greater than our ability to stay upright.
Falls are usually caused by an interaction of a number of risk factors and the more risk factors you have, the greater the likelihood of falling. Preventing a fall is about recognising your risks and where possible taking action to reduce it.
So what are risk factors for falls?
The good thing about this is that most of these factors can be managed and risky situations can be prevented or avoided. A personalised approach is best and at The Optimal health Lab our team can help you take action to reduce / manage many of these risk factors. So, let’s take some positive steps and stay upright!
Also, coming soon are some specific classes to approach this tricky matter… Stay tuned on the Strength Lab timetable!!
Shin splints, AKA medial tibial stress syndrome, is a condition that causes discomfort on the inside or front of your leg (between your knee and ankle) and can affect up to 35% of people who run or jump. We see this very commonly in the pre-season phase, or with people who have just started out running (yes, a lot during lockdown) and it can be extremely frustrating! So, how can you prevent it?