FALLS PREVENTION
 
 

Falls can be devastating, resulting in a loss of confidence and an increase in anxiety about possible future falls.

The risk of falling increases with age as balance deteriorates. Falls are the most common cause of hospital admissions and poor balance more than doubles with age increasing the risk of being seriously injured in a fall.

Research into the falls of elderly people shows that:

  • · With strength, balance and endurance training, the risk of falling is reduced by 10%.
  • · With specialised balance training, the risk of falling is reduced by 25%.

Otago & Postural Stability exercises are designed to prevent falls and improve balance, strength and confidence.
Barbara is a qualified Later Life Training, Postural Stability Instructor, Otago & Chair Based Exercise Instructor

 

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