We all dream of being a 100 plus years of age and healthy. There are healthy choices we can make to significantly increase our chances of staying fit for life. Each month we will focus on a different area and discuss the latest research on optimal health. Our first area to discuss is our musculature. Muscles consist of slow and fast twitch fibers. As we age we lose 2% of our muscles mass per year after the age of 40, unless we are exercising. However, the type of exercise is very important. This explains why older people sometimes walk and move a lot slower than younger people. This can occur because their fast twitch muscles fibers have atrophied so they actually do not have the ability to move any faster. As we age we want to make sure we maintain our muscle mass, slow and fast twitch fibers…How do we do that? We do it by choosing the right kind of exercise. It is important to have an exercise program which includes all 4 building blocks of optimal exercise. These building blocks include stretching and flexibility, balance, aerobic exercise targeting slow and fast twitch muscles, and strength training.
Physical Therapy Specialists of Beverly Hills' mission is to provide superior, effective, multidisciplinary, evidence-based care that will maximize progress and achieve optimal recovery.
Physical Therapy often includes soft tissue mobilization, movement re-education techniques, joint mobilization, therapeutic and specialized exercise, functional training, spinal stabilization, pilates and use of modalities, such as ultrasound, vibratory massagers, and electrical stimulation. As your condition improves, we will teach you how to continue your treatment independently, as well as instruct you on injury prevention and a home exercise program customized to fit exactly what your body needs to function at optimal condition.
Every client receives individual attention at Physical Therapy Specialists. We perform a comprehensive evaluation in order to analyze the origin of your pain, the cause of your dysfunction, and/or the reason for your recurring injury. After a thorough evaluation and discussion of your goals, you will receive treatment and a plan designed to achieve those goals and maximize your progress. Our first priority is to treat the movement disorder causing your injury and alleviate your pain.