As the proportion of older people continues to increase, managing long-term health conditions, including the prevention of falls, remains a global public health challenge. Fall-related injuries are the leading cause of accident-related mortality and disability for older adults, with 30% of those
aged 65 years and over fall at least once per year, and the risk of falling increases with age.
Falls have a multi-factorial etiology, associated with identifiable and some modifiable risk factors,
including lack of physical activity, and commonly, disturbances of gait and balance and loss of lower
limb strength. Appropriately designed exercise programs have been established as an
effective stand-alone intervention for reducing risk and rate of falls in community-dwelling older
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The UK physical activity guidelines are due to be reviewed and updated in 2018, but current
guidelines recommend that adults aged 65 and over should be undertaking at least 150 minutes of
moderate-intensity activity per week. This includes muscle strengthening on at least two days and
for those at risk of falls, incorporating exercises for balance and coordination on at least two days.

This is highlighted in a recent systematic review of exercise to prevent falls in older adults, where
the mean (SD) duration of follow-up was 51  weeks. There is a shortage of follow-up data
relating to the possible long-lasting effects of exercise in older adults, and uncertainty whether there
each week. Best practice recommendations suggest that falls prevention exercise programs
should include moderate to high challenge balance exercises; must be of sufficient dose (2-hours per
week for at least 6-months) and that ongoing exercise is essential. Contact the best physiotherapist nearby Jayanagar -Pro Physiotherapy.

Posture, balance and upper limb function: Cueing and cognitive movement strategies are creatively used by Experienced Physiotherapist in Bannerghatta Road to design exercises to improve posture, such as straightening the back and maintaining posture by looking at a target at eye level, or training functional arm movements, such as drinking from a cup by dividing the complex sequence into different steps and practicing each step separately. Balance training could include stepping on the spot while lifting the knees up high, following the sound of a metronome.

As fall prevention interventions can take time for benefits to accrue, the recommended follow-up
period for fall prevention clinical trials is 12 months. Few community-based randomized
controlled trials (RCTs) of exercise to prevent falls extend data collection beyond this time point.
This is highlighted in a recent systematic review of exercise to prevent falls in older adults, where
the mean (SD) duration of follow-up was 51 weeks. There is a shortage of follow-up data
relating to the possible long-lasting effects of exercise in older adults, and uncertainty whether there
is the ongoing maintenance of any accrued benefit from exercise and changes to health behaviors
beyond the end of a trial intervention. It is an important public health question to determine
whether prevention interventions are effective and potentially cost-effective in the long-term.

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