Welcome to our 60-second stability exercise video! In this fast-paced world, maintaining stability is crucial for overall fitness and injury prevention.  Our osteopaths are passionate about helping you stay fit and strong.  Join us as we guide you through a series of simple exercises that target your core, improve balance, and enhance muscular control.  It’s only 60 seconds, and you can do these while you’re brushing your teeth, making a cup of tea or coffee, or even in the garden in the morning sunshine! Canine assistance is optional…

  1. Stand on one leg for 15-20 seconds (use a wall, table or chair to help you balance if you need it)
    • This challenges the stability of the pelvis, hip, knee and ankle
  2. Try doing some gentle squats on one leg (again, use something to help you balance if necessary)
    • This also challenges hip, knee and ankle stability and also helps strengthen the glutes and quad muscles
  3. Rise up onto both tiptoes and lower back down
    • This exercise helps strengthen the feet and ankles, and also aids the blood flow back to the heart, reducing swelling in the ankles
  4. Stand on tiptoe for 15-20 seconds (use something to help you balance if necessary)
    • This works the stability mechanism for the whole lower body
  5. For a real workout, if you found all these easy, try lifting up and lowering on one tiptoe!