Topic 9 – Improving strength and balance to prevent falls

12 May 2017 | Reducing Harm from Falls

T9Topic 9 explains how exercise helps to prevent falls in older people, in particular how:

  • certain types of exercise programme are effective in reducing the number of older people who have a fall and the number of falls that older people have 
  • exercises designed to improve older people’s balance and increase their strength help reduce the risk that they will fall.


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