Science Of Falls And Senior Balance Exercises
Senior Balance Exercises For Preventing Falls
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com
Medical researchers have been studying falls and fall prevention including the use of senior balance exercises to help older adults reduce the risk of falling and the injuries from falls. Please see more information at http://www.exerciseforbalance.com/buy-now In fact, since 2000, several published systematic reviews for prevention of falls in older adults have concluded that fall prevention interventions are likely to be beneficial. All of these reviews except two included institutionalized and hospitalized populations in addition to community-dwelling older adults. A 2003 Cochrane review concluded that fall-prevention programs including multifactorial assessment and management, muscle strengthening and balance training, more intensive home hazard assessment and modification, withdrawal of psychotropic medication, cardiac pacing for fallers with cardioinhibitory carotid sinus hypersensitivity, and some types of group exercise are likely to reduce falls. Interventions including certain group exercise approaches, lower-limb strength training, nutritional or vitamin D supplementation, some home hazard modification approaches, pharmacological therapy, interventions using a cognitive/behavioral approach alone, hormone replacement therapy, and correction of visual deficiency were found to be of uncertain benefit. Brisk walking among women with recent upper-limb fractures was found to be of unlikely benefit. Chang and colleagues concluded that a multifactorial assessment and management intervention was the most effective for reducing falls risk and that exercise interventions also had a beneficial effect. A systematic review of randomized or controlled clinical trials comparing the use of hip protectors with a control group found no evidence of reduced hip fracture incidence from hip protectors among community-dwelling participants. A systematic review of multifactorial assessment and management found limited evidence that multifactorial fall prevention programs in primary care, community, or emergency care settings are effective in reducing the number of fallers or fall-related injuries. Another systematic review of exercise programs for preventing falls found that exercise prevented falls in older people and reported that greater relative effects were seen in programs that included exercises that challenge balance, used a higher dose of exercise, and did not include a walking program. A 2009 Cochrane review focused specifically on community-dwelling older adults, the focus of the current report. This review concluded that Tai Chi and group- or home-based exercise with multiple components reduced the risk for falling; multifactorial assessment and management reduced the rate of falls but not the risk for falling; and vitamin D did not reduce falls, but may do so in people with lower vitamin D levels. Another review of complex interventions to improve physical function and maintain independent living in general, community-dwelling older adults concluded that fall-prevention interventions in general, and multifactorial assessment and management interventions specifically, successfully reduced the risk for falling.
Senior Balance Exercises For Older Adults
As detailed above, medical scientists have shown in several studies that aging individuals who participate in strengthening exercises and senior balance exercises have a lowered risk and frequency of falling. No, thankfully, you can practice equilibrium routines in the comfort of your own home at your own pace by following along with the demonstration of a qualified Physical Therapist in the Exercise For Balance DVD.
Senior Balance Exercises In The Exercise For Balance DVD
To prevent falls for older individuals, medical professionals recommend that they 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
Stay upright by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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