Low impact exercises
By Michelle Duclos ATC/Sports Medicine Director
Low Impact Exercises
Low impact exercises are exercises that put less stress on the body’s joints and bones such as the ankle, knee, hip or back. It can be used to alleviate pain in joints due to injury or being overweight. People who train long miles for marathons, triathlons, or just for fun are doing low impact exercises as a cross training because it can be beneficial to give your body a break. Some examples of low impact exercises are listed below:
Riding a bike
Elliptical/ Cross trainer
JOI Physicians are currently offering ASAP Fracture care. Make an appointment by calling (904)JOI-2000. This is a new option for patients who would like to avoid the emergency room if they have suffered a fracture or soft tissue injury. To learn more about this service, read this article about fracture and injury care.