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Current Numbers For Balance Exercises And Fall Rate
By Suzanne Stoke, Physical Therapist @ Exercise For Balance via www.exerciseforbalance.com/
Fall prevention and balance exercises are a critical focus medical professionals to help keep older adults from falling and injuring themselves. Preventing falls from occurring is essential for the viability of the overall health care system, secondary to the massive frequency of falls in the senior population, which result in enormous costs to the medical system. Health care researchers have devoted much time and energy to studying the types of falls that occurred in elderly, the frequency of falls in the ways to prevent falling. Some of the statistics include:
Falls related statistics
• 5.8 million of U.S. adults (16%) >65 year old report a fall in
previous month and 33% in previous year.
• More frequent with advancing age and among Nursing
homes residents (1.6 falls/bed/year)
• Mostly minor injuries, 10-15% of falls result in fracture,
and 5% in serious soft tissue injury or head trauma
• Leading cause (75%) of injury deaths for >65 years
• Account for 87% of all fractures in over 65-year
• About 340,000 hospital admissions for hip fractures
• 60% of fatal falls happen at home, 30% in public places
and 10% in institutions
• 10–25% nursing home falls result in ER visits/hospital care
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Information On Balance Exercises And Fall Statistics
In addition to monitoring the numbers related to falls for the elderly, medical researchers have also determined that practicing balance exercises is the most effective way to decrease the incidence of falling for older adults. Performing equilibrium exercises on a daily basis establishes many benefits including increasing the lower leg strength needed for steadiness, enhancing balance reactions at the feet and ankles, advancing mobility at the ankles, which is needed for adapting to walking on various surfaces. Additionally, stability exercises develop a strong brain to body connection that enhances this sensory input from the feet and ankles, resulting in a greater steadiness with all standing and walking activities. Seniors who perform balance routines consistently find that they have less fear of falling and they are more motivated to be active overall. Practicing balance exercises at home has become convenient through the Exercise For Balance DVD, developed by an experienced Physical Therapist.
To begin the best balance exercises, get the Exercise For Balance DVD. The Balance DVD is designed for easy use at home or in a group setting. The professionally filmed DVD is filled with the best balance and strength exercises needed to enhance senior fitness and to perform basic activities like walking, standing, stair climbing or to advance to high level activities like dancing and hiking. In the Exercise For Balance DVD, you will learn how to prevent falls, improve balance, balance techniques and balance routines from a balance trainer (licensed Physical Therapist) who has worked with balance and dizziness disorders for over 20 years. Get your copy of the Exercise For Balance DVD by clicking on the BUY NOW button
Learn to prevent falls by starting balance exercises today with the Exercise For Balance DVD to improve balance and prevent falls.
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