Build Better Balance

Why is maintaining balance so important ?

  • #1 reason: Fall Prevention – 1 in 4 older adults reported a fall in 2014 per the CDC
  • Falls can lead to minor bruises, broken bones, head injury to disability and death
  • Young people take balance for granted, but as people cross 50 and 60 years of age it may show a decline
  • Balance is a complex coordination of muscle strength, eyesight, ear mechanism, sensory input from the feet and reflex reactions coordinated by centers in the brain
  • Falls also occur due to, external factors medication, alcohol, clutter in the environment etc..
  • Attention to bone mass or bone strength, is very important because normal bone density may prevent fractures, but age related decline may cause bones to be fragile and break easily in the event of a fall.
  • Evidence based research shows you can maintain and improve your balance for fall prevention
  • Do you know how your balance rates compared to age matched healthy peers?
  • Does it meet the norms?
  • To find out your balance risk and how to improve it, click here for an appointment