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Reducing falls in elderly people: a review of exercise interventions

Physiotherapy Theory & Practice

Author: Brown, A. P.
Year: 1999
Type: Journal Article

Abstract:

Falling by elderly people constitutes a serious issue with potential consequences of injury, disability, and challenges to independence. Interventions aimed at reducing falls by improving physical abilities are widely reported. Current evidence suggests that intervention programmes matched to the elderly individual's risk profile, including exercise for strength, balance, and gait problems, can result in significant fall reduction. This article selectively reviews the literature reporting exercise strategies to reduce falls by elderly people. Beneficial programme components and issues relevant to the clinical application of these findings are highlighted.

Further Details

Pages 59-68
Volume 15
Issue 2
Accession Number 15.10.03
Keywords older, safety improvement, health improvement

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