Falls Prevention Program
First Step Rehabilitation offers a balance training program for older individuals to help restore confidence and balance in their everyday tasks.
Why is balance training so important?
Ordinarily we take our balance for granted, but it is an important and vital part of our daily life. As many as 28% to 45% of elderly people fall each year.
As we age our bodies lose muscle and bone strength. These are two of the many reasons our balance begins to decrease with age.The combination of these factors often result in a fall from imbalance, slips and bone fractures to loss of confidence.
By undergoing a falls prevention program, people can greatly reduce their chance of having a fall that could lead to serious injury and, in some cases, fatality. Our tailor made falls prevention programs will improve your balance and, in turn, your confidence.
Balance Exercises and Training
Here are some things that can be behind your balance problems:
Current research has shown that exercise on a daily basis involving strength, flexibility and aerobic fitness can improve strength of bones and muscles, resulting in a reduction in the impact of these factors which, in turn, can result in a significantly reduced rate of falls.
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