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The Importance of Exercise and Balance

As we all get older, our bodies do age and your balance and strength does change. After a stumble or even a small loss of balance, we do tend to get worried about falling and that worry stops us from doing many ordinary tasks.

  • Playing with the grand children
  • Going up and down stairs
  • Going to the toilet
  • Even just going for a walk

If you have ever fallen over, lost your balance, tripped and stumbled or even injured yourself from a fall, you may have a balance issue. However, you are not alone.

One third of people aged 65 and over will fall every year and about one quarter of all falls result in an injury. Even the less serious falls can affect your confidence with completing your normal every day tasks – even just walking.

People have falls doe to weakness and a lack of exercise as we age. Some have developed balance problems and sometimes medicines or certain medical conditions can cause a fall.

However, falls are not just for older people – your balance can become worse from as early as 40 years of age. There is a way to lower the risk of a fall and that is exercise!

Your balance and strength can get better with the correct exercises no matter what age and specifically prescribed exercises by an experienced physiotherapist are the most effective. There are also many other health and fitness professionals who can help you.

At ToptoToe, we have a balance program developed by our Doncaster physiotherapists where we work with you to improve your strength and balance, improve trouble areas like stairs and help you regain your confidence with walking.

Call us for a free assessment 0n 03 8850 0588.

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