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Body muscles can be divided into two main categories: postural and motor muscles.

Postural muscles support our joints and our spine. They are activated independently from movement. They work at low intensity and during long periods.

Example of trunk postural muscles:


Motor muscles are responsible for movement and effort. Therefore, they work at different intensities and durations.

Hence, methods for training muscles from these two categories will differ, given their different roles and natures. Postural muscles will be trained by control, postural or balance exercises, whereas motor muscles will be trained using strength, endurance and power.

Following a comprehensive assessment of your muscles, your physiotherapist is qualified to recommend an appropriate selection of exercises adapted to your needs and objectives.

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