A new Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, UK animated video demonstrates how six simple exercises can keep people mobile and independent as they age.
From the age of thirty, people can lose up to 8% of their muscle strength every decade. By the time people reach eighty, they have the potential to lose 40% of muscle strength.
But the animation shows how the six exercises – widely used by physiotherapists – can reverse this trend, strengthen muscles and improve balance.
While the animation is targeted at the general public, particularly those aged 55 and over, it is also designed to be used by physiotherapists and other health professionals working with older patients.
The video was developed with Agile, the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy’s professional network for physiotherapists working with older people.
Source: Chartered Society of Physiotherapy – News Release
Disclaimer: Always consult your physician before beginning any exercise program. This general information is not intended to replace your healthcare professional. Consult with your healthcare professional to design an appropriate exercise prescription. If you experience any pain or difficulty with these exercises, stop and consult your healthcare provider.