Fall Prevention

  • 4 Tips to Prevent Falls

    The reason we want to prevent falls is to prevent broken bones. As we age, the bones of the skeleton lose their mineral density and the structure becomes thin and…

  • Find an Instructor or Therapist

    Consumers and health care providers alike should be concerned about who they are getting exercise instructions from. Find professionals all around the country with formal training in safe osteoporosis exercise.…

  • Tips to Prevent Falls During Winter Months

    These eight tips can help you to maintain your balance and move confidently across snowy, icy, or wet surfaces: Wear shoes with good traction. Dress warm. If you’re warm, your…

  • Foot Exercises to Prevent Falls

    You are never too young or old to improve your foot health. Take them for a walk and do regular flexibility and resistance exercises. Exercise is good for your feet.…

  • One of the important things in preventing falls is the importance of posture and alignment. It all begins with your feet! The feet provide a base of support for the…

  • Statistics about falls

    The first step in getting your arms around the issue of falls is to get a picture of the problem. As you can see from the following statistics, age plays…

  • Medications that increase falls

    Diuretics, blood pressure medication, non-steroidal anti-inflamatory drugs, anti-depressants, and beta-blockers, among others, all demonstrate a “significant association” with falls in older people. On the positive side, research has revealed that…

  • Bone looks hard, dense, and solid when viewed from the outside. In reality, bone is more complex. There are two types of bone: Cortical bone – This is the bone…