VALD (Vald Performance) is a state-of-the-art system that provides precise data on an individual’s strength, balance, and movement patterns.
North West Physio Nundah is at the forefront of this movement, harnessing cutting-edge physio strength and balance technology to assist in fall prevention and ensure safe, effective training for their clients.
This article delves into how North West Physio Nundah integrates VALD alongside other advanced technology and traditional methods to deliver personalised care that promotes optimal physical health and reduces the risk of falls.
But first, what is strength and balance training and why is it so important when preventing falls in the elderly?
What is strength and balance training?
Strength and balance training utilises evidence-based exercises targeting leg strength and stability to reduce your risk of falling. Here at North West Physio Nundah, our Physios use various tools such as weights, exercise bands and cutting-edge force plate technology like VALD to ensure your training is safe and effective.
Balance strength training: how does it assist in reducing falls?
As we age, our strength and balance tend to decrease gradually. This is due to various factors such as a reduced ability for our brain to process information and decreased lower limb strength. These are natural parts of growing older, but limiting this process can be vital for living a long, healthy, active and independent life.
By challenging our muscles and stability regularly, we can force our bodies to adapt and rebuild the strength and confidence we may have lost over the years.
How can the VALD ForceDecks assist in fall prevention?
At North West Physio Nundah we utilise force plate technology such as the VALD ForceDecks to accurately measure and optimise your strength and balance.
The equipment detects even the slightest changes in your balance from session to session and helps us ensure you get the best possible outcomes from all your hard work.
We can also use the ForceDecks to help provide you with real-time feedback while doing your exercises, to help you self-correct and keep yourself stable.
How do you assess a patient using ForceDecks?
In your pre-assessment, your therapist will ask you to step onto the force plates and take you through various balance tasks while standing on the plates.
The force plates can assess your balance through various activities such as standing on leg, squatting or even jumping.
VALD testing: why are ForceDecks beneficial?
The VALD ForceDecks benefit balance training by providing live feedback and objective measurements of your balance.
The plates assess different aspects of your balance, such as the shift in your centre of gravity, your stability on either leg and any compensations you may be making.
Force plate: who are the VALD training tools ideal for?
Due to its wide range of functions, VALD ForceDecks are a valuable tool in balance training for everyone. From people recovering from large injuries to elite athletes trying to optimise their performance, there are specific tools and assessments for everyone.
VALD: physio strength and balance technology assisting in fall prevention
Integrating VALD technology at North West Physio Nundah marks a significant step forward in fall prevention and personalised care.
By combining advanced technologies with other proven methods, the clinic offers comprehensive support to individuals seeking to improve their strength and balance.
Using VALD enables precise assessment and targeted interventions, ultimately leading to better patient outcomes. With this innovative approach, North West Physio Nundah is at the forefront of promoting safety and well-being with its clients and community.
If you or someone you know could benefit from tailored fall prevention strategies, consider contacting or booking online with North West Physio Nundah today to explore how VALD technology can make a difference in your life.
By Michael McIntosh