Leg Strength
They Can. They Will. Watch Them.

Often when I meet with families, they are curious if their views regarding their parents’ mobility/functional potential is realistic or if they are pushing too hard. It is a valid…

June 8, 2021
Leg Strength
Maintain Your Strength to Keep Walking Strong!

By Kelly K. Veit, DPT Walking is often something that we take for granted. Standing up and moving is not an activity most people think about, we just do it….

April 27, 2021
Leg Strength
Which Leg Muscles Are Most Important for Keeping Older Adults Safe and Independent?

Leg muscles can be broken down into two separate groups: PUSH (extensors) vs PULL (flexors) muscles. PUSH leg muscles help straighten the knees and hips to get a person up…

February 5, 2020
Leg Strength
What is “Functional Leg Strength”?

“Functional Leg Strength” equates to strengthening specific muscles that will allow older adults to be independent and safe with transfers and walking. The four (4) muscles/exercises are not ones that...

June 17, 2019
Leg Strength
Most People Do Not Realize the Significance of Leg Strength in Older Adults. Why Is That?

The cause and effect of strong legs delivering safe and independent mobility is not a well-understood phenomenon. The best way to explain why this isn’t common practice thinking is best...

April 15, 2019
Leg Strength
Everyone CAN Get Better No Matter Their Age or Diagnosis!

Don't accept time limits! Many people can't get better in the designated time established and allotted for by insurance companies. That DOES NOT mean they can't get better. It TAKES...

December 5, 2018
Leg Strength
Strength Training for Seniors

Everywhere you go these days you hear or read about the importance of strength training for seniors. But what is it really? I like to always go to science. Strength...

June 27, 2018
Leg Strength
What Is Effective Strength Training for Older Adults?

What is Strength Training? The definition of Strength Training: improving muscular strength by gradually increasing the ability to resist force by using weights or machines. Leg strength training is most...

June 6, 2018