The fear of falling becomes a major factor for many people over 60. Each year, twenty to forty per cent of adults over the age of 65 who live at home fall.
Good balance is dependent on several things, such as good visual input; sensory input of feet and legs in relation to the body; the good functioning of the inner ear (vestibular system). Disease can affect balance in the elderly – such as glaucoma, cataracts and macular degeneration affecting vision; diabetic positional neuropathy which affects position sense in the feet and legs; degeneration in the vestibular system.
Good balance is also dependent on muscle strength and joint mobility.
Ageless Grace® has exercise tools that help people maintain (or even help restore) their balance; maintain and restore core and muscular strength; help recover from a situation that could result in a fall.
Systemic Movement – not only massaging our body systems and organs but also maintaining core strength
Balance and Fall Prevention – loss of balance is s major concern because of the accompanying risk of a bone fracture
Ability to Respond, React, Recover – prepare yourself for the unexpected so that you can continue along your merry way!