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Weakness & Poor Endurance

Physical Therapist Directed Care for Weakness & Limited Endurance

Physical therapy is a crucial aspect of healthcare for individuals facing weakness and endurance limitations, especially as they grow older.

Middle-aged and senior patients often experience a decline in their physical abilities, which can lead to a host of other health problems. Physical therapy can help these individuals regain their strength, improve their endurance, and maintain their independence for as long as possible.

Clinical Research Supports Physical Therapy Treatment to Improve Strength & Endurance

The first step in addressing weakness and endurance limitations is identifying the underlying cause. For many middle-aged and senior patients, the issue may stem from a chronic health condition such as:

  • Arthritis,
  • Heart disease,
  • Diabetes, a recent injury or
  • Surgery.

Regardless of the cause, we will be able to design a customized treatment plan to address each patient’s specific needs.

Personalized, Guided Resistance Training is the Best Solution

Resistance training, also called strength training, is one of the most effective forms of physical therapy for addressing weakness and endurance limitations. Strength training is a form of exercise that focuses on increasing the strength of the muscles and improving overall endurance. This therapy can help middle-aged and senior patients resulint in:

  • Improved muscle mass,
  • Increases in energy levels, and
  • Improve their overall physical function.

Endurance Training Focuses on the Heart, Lungs, & Circulatory System

Another important aspect of physical therapy for weakness and endurance limitations is aerobic exercise. Aerobic exercise is any form of physical activity that increases the heart rate and helps improve cardiovascular endurance. Examples of aerobic exercise include:

  • Walking,
  • Jogging/Running
  • Cycling,
  • Rowing, and
  • Swimming.

We will Develop a Safe & Effective Program for Rapid Results

We can help develop an exercise program that is safe, effective, and tailored to your needs.

In addition to strength training and aerobic exercise, our team may also recommend other forms of therapy, such as:

  • Balance training,
  • Flexibility exercises, and
  • Stretching.

These types of therapy can help improve overall physical function and reduce the risk of falls and injuries.

Our Care is Backed by Clinical Research Published in High-Quality Journals

Recent research has shown that physical exercise  is an effective treatment for weakness and endurance limitations in middle-aged and senior patients. However, as this study concludes, a one-size-fits-all approach isn’t necessarily the best. A custom program, based on an individual’s needs is likely better…especially when it involves resistance training.

Resistance training often carries over to improve balance and fall risk reduction as indicated in  another study published in JAMA  that found that resistance training improved physical function and reduced the risk of falls in older adults with balance problems.

Give Us a Call Today to See if We Can Help You with Your Strength, Endurance and Improve Your Quality of Life

If you or a loved one is facing these issues, we encourage you to seek help from a physical therapist today. With the right treatment plan and a commitment to participating in the personalized treatment plan we’ll develop for you, it is possible to improve physical function and live a healthy, active life.

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