How to make your Physical Age Lower than your Biological Age
The Active Life Fair is an annual event in Shoreview. OSI Physical Therapy participated in Shoreview Community Center’s Senior Fair on November 13th, 2013. Myself and Dean Erie, physical therapist connected with the young at heart while discussing the effects of decreased strength and balance with the increase risk of falls.
Everyone squats. How fast you can squat 10 times can give physical therapists an idea of your physical strength based on your age. Our visitors participated in this screening. Findings of our screening were interesting as we saw an 86 year old squat like a 60 year old and we had a 56 year old squat like an 80 year old. If you see one of OSI’s Physical Therapists they are qualified to evaluate and instruct you in a specialized exercise program that can improve strength in your daily activities and reduce your risk of falls.
Other booths that participated in the fair included an Art gallery with interactive Van Gogh art, Walgreen’s flu vaccination booth, home health agencies and other senior resource booths.
How is your chair squat? If you'd like to come in for a screening or to visit with a physical therapist from OSI to learn more feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also sign up to get our eNewletter by clicking the box below!