Fall Prevention and Balance Training
Falls are common in elderly above age 65. They can happen anytime and anywhere. Falls can happen inside the home, community, care facility or hospitals. Falls in elderly cause chronic pain, injury, reduced confidence and fear of a future fall. Hip fracture is the most common injury among elderly as a result of a fall. Patients impose self-restriction on their activities, which in turn increases their risk of falling due to inactivity, muscle weakness and stiffness. Falls also occur in patients with chronic neurological or acute conditions due to poor balance and weakness.