Muscle Imbalance

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​Muscle Imbalance

Skeletal muscles comprise more than 600 individual muscles in the human body and are responsible for strength, stability, and agility. These muscles work together but can become imbalanced due to repetitive movements in one direction or sustained postures. In addition, weakness in one muscle group can inhibit the surrounding muscles from performing their functions effectively. Such imbalances are often caused by our modern lifestyle, personal fitness regimes, choice of athletic pursuits, improper posture, and prolonged sitting that weakens neural pathways.

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Symptoms & Causes of ​​​Muscle Imbalance

The symptoms of muscle imbalance are:

  • Recurring injuries to the spine

  • Poor posture

  • Weak core muscles (saggy tummy and flat buttocks)

  • Leg muscles tightness

  • Poor balancing, clumsiness

  • "Collapsing" technique with running or landing

  • Poor sports performance

  • Increase in aches and pains

  • Sudden severe back pain

  • Sudden jolts of back pain

  • Difficulty in standing upright

  • Difficulty in standing on one leg

  • Dribble when laughing, coughing, or sneezing

​The causes of muscle imbalance are:

  • Poor postures

  • Positional requirements of an activity, e.g., sitting or standing for an extended period

  • Repeated movements without working for the opposing muscle group

  • Strength training

  • Hand dominance

  • Leg dominance

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Treatment for ​Muscle Imbalance

Our physiotherapists at Fizo Kare Physiotherapy Centre will work with you to create an exercise rehabilitation program that targets the muscles in your body that are imbalanced and causing you pain. As a result, we can help your muscle balance return to its normal condition and prevent future injury and pain. We will first identify any muscle imbalances and then create a treatment plan to correct them and prevent future injury. We will also provide education and advice to get you back in balance, pain-free, and your best performance.

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