Senior Balance Exercises For PT Day

By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com

   The month of September celebrates the Physical Therapy  Profession, which includes helping individuals recover after accidents or injuries, surgeries, diseases, fall prevention with  senior balance exercises and so much more. Please see more at  http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now Physical Therapists have the skills and tools to help older individuals live healthy and active lives with the best quality possible. Physical Therapy could help the elderly to live better and add life to years“. This is also the slogan of the World Physical Therapy Day, celebrating on 8th September, and in this edition people over their seventies will be the main topic physiotherapists will talk about.  People in the world are aging. According to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT), World Population will reach 9 billion people in 2050, 2 billion of them will be over their sixties and 400 million people will be more than 80 years old. Thanks to Physical Therapy, some illness will be prevent and treated and old people will regain movement and life quality. However, a third of people over 70 years old disregard their physical therapist recommendations about physical therapy . This problem makes the treatment more inefficient. The active role of the patient and his implication are the key to better results. As an example, aging individuals who participate in senior balance exercises on a daily basis can improve their stability and reduce the risk of falling and incurring injuries from falling. Physical Therapy encourages patients to be more active, specially people with some problems related to age or illness. Worldwide people in Physical Therapy treatments that  consistently practice their exercises reduce the potential risk of falling down  under 32% . ( statistics show that one older person in three falls at least once a year). Physical therapeutic exercise could also reduce overall disease risk (15% in active people).  Medical researchers have found that one case among five of senior citizens is reportedly associated to physical inactivity. In addition, ten million cases of illness and injuries could have been avoided with planned exercise by Physical Therapists (according to the World Confederation for Physical Therapy ). In summary, those older individuals who stay active will be more functional, will have better life quality and will experience an improvement in their health.

PT Recommended Senior Balance Exercises

    By following the instruction of a Physical Therapist and completing your senior balance exercises every day, you will be able to enhance your overall steadiness and limit the possibility of a fall. To make your exercise program easier to follow, the Exercise For Balance DVD has been designed for you to watch in the convenience of your own home, allowing you to practice your equilibrium routine every day. One example of a stability routine that you can do at home involves standing on one foot for twenty seconds and repeating that procedure three times. After completing three repetitions on one foot you can switch and do three repetitions on the other foot. This steadiness routine and other senior balance exercises are found on the Exercise For Balance DVD.

Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVDExercise For Balance DVD

    To assist you in continuing your home Physical Therapy exercises at home, get started on a course of the best balance exercises with the Exercise For Balance DVD. The healthcare provider recommended Exercise For Balance DVD is a high quality instructional DVD to use at home or in a group setting. The easy to understand and simple to follow Exercise For Balance DVD includes  a step by step series of the latest balance and strength exercises necessary to optimize senior fitness and to carry out basic daily activities like shopping, doing laundry,  walking, standing, cleaning house, stair climbing or to advance to more difficult pursuits like skiing, dancing, playing golf and hiking. In the  comprehensive Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to improve stability, how to apply steadiness techniques and how to safely execute balance routines from a  qualified balance specialist — licensed Physical Therapist—who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 25 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button

Mind your PT and start balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.

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