Why should I do the single-leg standing exercise?

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The single-leg standing exercise is excellent for correcting balance issues, reducing injuries and ensuring maintenance of postural equilibrium. Research has shown that specific imbalances, such as altered muscle length relationships, poor neuromuscular firing can lead to altered balance. The combined effects of flawed movement patterns lead to abnormal joint stress, which affects the structural integrity of the kinetic chain and may lead to pain and joint dysfunction.

Rick Olderman
Physical Therapy

The single-leg standing exercise strengthens core muscles and prevents poor habits associated with pelvic and leg movements during walking. This exercise is best performed in front of a mirror or with someone watching you from behind to assess your form, preferably a physical therapist.

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