Can You Balance On One Leg?

In a recent study out of the UK, researchers studied women aged 75-80 years old and their ability to stand on one leg to determine their risk of falling. The study found those who were unable to stand on one leg for at least 10 seconds were at a higher risk of falls and hip fractures. Hip fractures often cause serious implications in one’s personal and social life due to pain and loss of physical functioning. Most falls in those over 65 years are related to poor balance which is something that can be prevented. 

How does this relate to physiotherapy?

Our Physiotherapists are knowledgeable on a variety of balance outcome measures and exercises. Outcome measures are designed to determine where your balance compares to the average population of similar age and gender. If your balance is less than average, your Physiotherapist will be able to provide you with exercises designed to improve your balance and more importantly, help prevent any risk of falls and keep you safe.  

If interested, you can access the article in the link below:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8758616/pdf/198_2021_Article_6039.pdf

Update to Masking and Covid-19 Screening Policies

On June 8, 2022 the Ontario Ministry of Health and Chief Medical Officer of Health announced that masking mandates will be lifted. Instead, Health Care Organizations can now choose to implement their own masking policies.

At Motion Plus Physiotherapy, we are committed to protecting the health of our patients and team members. We treat a variety of patients across the lifespan and with varying abilities. Many of our patients are medically fragile and it is the nature of our work to be in close contact with our patients during their physiotherapy, kinesiology or massage appointments.

Effective June 11, 2022, we will continue to require masking in all clinic common areas and treatment rooms. This policy will be reviewed every 30 days.

Covid Screening:

Effective June 11, 2022, we will stop telephone screening calls for Covid-19. Instead, we will continue with in person screening upon arrival at our office. Patients are welcome and encouraged to call the office in advance of their appointment if they are uncertain if they would pass a Covid screen.

Welcome!

Welcome!

In June 2022, Motion Plus Physiotherapy will have been part of the Guelph community for 25 years! During those 25 years, we have had the privilege of meeting and working with so many local citizens. We are grateful for the opportunity to provide you with a quality service we can stand behind. Reflecting on all that we, as a team, have learned over the years from our amazing patients, we felt it fitting to share some of that knowledge with you.

As part of our new website, we are introducing a new, bi-weekly blog to the Motion Plus community. Our aim is to share up-to-date research in the world of physiotherapy, relevant tips for healthy living, and the latest news at Motion Plus. We hope you enjoy this new feature!