balancing at the beach

What is Staybility?

It is a word that I have defined as being someone who has a predictable, inflexible ability to hold to their position or stance. Does that sound like a good thing?

What is Stability?

This word can be defined by saying that if a body or object has a force exerted against it, for example if you are standing and someone gives you a push, then the body or object will oppose the force and return itself to the same original position – you remain standing instead of falling over – you have stability.  Now that sounds good!

Let’s open up this beautiful, yet understated, term ‘stability’… Personal stability is a lifestyle characterized by appropriate and well thought out decisions, consistent behaviour and moderate mood swings.

Physiotherapists use the term stability to define the ability to maintain control of joint movement or position by the coordinated actions of surrounding tissues and the neuromuscular system.  One cannot reach or teach stability without challenging the body and creating new environments in which the body has to function. (In other words, exerting new pressures or forces which challenges the body and which helps the body to learn to return to its original state).

Challenge your body

So challenge your body with new experiences – walk a bit further than usual, wear different types of shoes or try a new sport.

At Trish Lang Physiotherapists we work on treating the problem area that has perhaps lost flexibility, tone, fitness and co-ordination through fun and stimulating activities. We may use wobble boards, Bosu balance balls or Pilates (one-on-one 45 minute classes) to challenge your body with new experiences. 

To make an appointment please contact us.