FALLS AND BALANCE
Do you need help to improve your balance and prevent falls?
Targeted exercises can ensure you have adequate muscle strength to avoid feeling unsteady. Having enough of the right nutrients to build body strength is also vital to reduce your risk of falling and prepare your body to avoid serious injury if you were to fall.
Although we can’t see them, our bones need TLC!
Having adequate amounts of protein, calcium and vitamin D depending on age and gender can reduce the risk of osteoporosis and prevent further bone loss.
Specific exercises can improve our bone strength and help to support the muscles attached to our bones. To understand more about preventing or managing osteoporosis, talk to one of our dietitians, exercise physiologists or physiotherapists at Your Health Hub!
The team at Your Health Hub can support you to maintain your independence and confidence!
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Please check out these exercises that you can do at home demonstrated by our Accredited Exercise Scientist Courtney that can assist you with falls prevention.
FALLS PREVENTION EXERCISES THAT YOU CAN DO AT HOME
1. Static balance (feet together, half tandem, tandem)
2. Step tap
3. Dynamic weight shift
If you need any further assistance or more information, please feel free to contact our reception to book in an appointment with one of our exercise physiologists or physiotherapists.