Tag: fall prevention

Use Resistance Bands to Build Arm Strength

From dancing with a partner to bike riding, gardening, holding your grandchildren, or simply carrying groceries and laundry, having strong, dependable arms is important to maintaining your quality of life. Arms also play a significant role in fall prevention and maintaining balance.

If you suffer from health issues such as arthritis,

2. Shape Up Your Body

No matter what your current fitness level, it’s never too late to start moving and become more physically active. If you’re already active, keep it up; if you’re not, start now. Research shows that there are significant health benefits even in progressing from no physical activity to a little activity.

3. Shoulder Pain

Shoulder pain is the third-most-common musculoskeletal complaint seen by primary care physicians, and between 16 and 34 percent of the general population have the condition. More than 30 injuries and conditions cause shoulder pain, and most of them begin to develop between the ages of 40 to 60.
Risk Factors For

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

The Benefits of Physical Therapy

If you have injured yourself—be it a sprained or strained muscle, a torn ligament, or a broken bone—or if you have a physical condition that affects your joint flexibility and mobility, you may be tempted to take to your bed in order to alleviate your discomfort and recover your strength.

Fall Prevention Solutions: How to Prevent Injuries at Home

Fall Prevention Solutions: How to Prevent Injuries at Home

The statistics might surprise you: 1 in 4 people aged 65 and older experience at least one fall each year. It’s thought that around 1 in 5 of these falls results in a serious injury, such as a fracture or head injury. Simple fall prevention tactics, however, can significantly reduce

What to Do if You Fall in Your Home

In last month’s issue we reported on recent research from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, May 11) pointing to a significant increase in the number of older adults dying from falls over the last decade. Falls are also a leading cause of nonfatal

Editor’s Note: Getting Help If You Fall

We report often on how vulnerable older adults are to serious injury and even death due to falls. It’s likely you worry about falling yourself, and your loved ones probably worry about it too, especially if you live alone. But there’s a lot you can do to ensure your wellbeing

1. Update Your Program

How long has it been since you changed your exercise routine?
a. Three months
b. Six months
c. One year
d. It’s been so long, you can’t remember

If your answer is a, b, c, or d, it’s probably time to re-evaluate and update your exercise program, especially the strength training component.

Why? Because the demands

Age Safely By Preventing Falls

Falls are prevalent among American seniors, and while most falls don’t cause serious injuries, many do. “Overall, falling can set an older adult on a downward spiral that results in constant pain, loss of independence, increasing frailty, and early mortality,” confirms Mount Sinai geriatrician Patricia Bloom, MD.   
A recent meta-analysis

Appendix II: Resources

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons 6300 N. River Road Rosemont, IL 60018 847-823-7186 www.aaos.org
American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation 9700 West Bryn Mawr Avenue, Suite 200 Rosemont, IL 600185701 847-737-6000 www.aapmr.org
American College of Sports Medicine 401 West Michigan Street Indianapolis, IN 46202-3233 317-637-9200 www.acsm.org
American Council on Exercise 4851

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