Balance Exercises

Balance Exercises

Balance and mobility become increasingly important as we age. Falls become more common and can lead to serious injuries such as fractures. Physiotherapy can help to reduce this risk by performing a thorough assessment using testing techniques that determine the individuals current baseline and following from these results designing specific exercise and balance training programmes to improve the individuals overall balance and strength. 
Dynamic balance training has been found to improve change of direction ability and reaction time, and therefore reducing this falls risk. This will overall improve confidence and possibly become less reliant on walking aids.
Assessments can be carried out in the home or nursing home. Also, adaptations that are required to the home to minimise falling can be suggested.
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