The science of Kieser
When we develop pain, the body immediately inhibits the muscles closest to the pain and we modify our movement patterns and posture to avoid painful positions. In as little as 48 hours these important stabilising muscles begin to weaken and atrophy. It is this weakness that leaves us more susceptible to suffering recurring episodes of pain and eventually chronic pain.
The Kieser method is designed to intervene through active and early rehabilitation and rebuilding strength where there is weakness or instability.
Strength training can:
- Increase bone mineral density by loading the bones which induces bone strains (Beck et al.,2017)
- Increase muscle mass as we age and lead to improved functional capacity. (Aagaard et al.,2010)
- Increase basal metabolic rate and fat oxidation to prevent obesity andunneccesary weight gain (Kirk et al.,2009)