How does balance training help athletes?

Balance training for athletesBalance training has a lot of positive effects for athletes. After all, your sense of balance affects many interconnected things. You use it to maintain your posture and alignment, move efficiently, stay upright when you’re active, and adjust to changes around you so you don’t fall. It’s a complex process that involves many different muscle groups to maintain. Since balance is so crucial for your ability to move around and avoid falling, it’s vital for athletes to have it.

Balance training builds the muscles in your lower limbs and your core to improve your ability to stay upright in many different circumstances. Done correctly, it also helps you sense changes in the ground or other factors that might compromise you—which helps you accommodate to changes so you don’t fall. If you’re an athlete of any kind, balance training is more than just a good idea; it’s an important aspect of your performance and athleticism. If you’d like help improving your sense of balance, let us know at Castle Pines Physical Therapy or our associated location at Cherry Creek in Denver, CO. We’ll make a plan that fits your needs. Just call (303) 805-5156 to make an appointment.
Dr. Cynthia Oberholtzer-Classen, DPM
Founder and Owner of Podiatry Associates, PC