What common areas do we usually find may require development within our LEAR Health Assessment?

May 12, 2021

This is very individual, and we see many variations. Some of the key themes we have been picking up recently are relating to us having spent more time in sitting over the past few months. This means that the muscles on the back of our legs and back are feeling a bit tighter and out bottom muscles, core muscles and thigh muscles a bit weaker! This can potentially make us more prone to develop injuries when we run, hike and play sports because our muscles are not firing up sufficiently.

In terms of upper body we have also seen that as people have been exercising less, areas such as the shoulder can at times be a bit weaker and it become more difficult to support our bodies in positions such as the plank. This means that we tend to overcompensate through our back.

As people get a bit older and participate in less structured exercise and sport we find that  balance is not as good, as it's not being challenged to the same extent and our muscles are not as strong. This can be a risk in terms of falls and potential fractures. Therefore, this is a very important area to target and improve on.

Of course we also see lots of areas where people are really strong and perform well in! But hopefully the above examples give you and understanding of why we take a full body approach and our assessments are a little longer. It really helps us get a good understanding of how to best prescribe an effective exercise program specifically tailored to your needs instead of something generic that may not be suitable.

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