Tag: Aged Care


Staying on my feet! Tips for Maintaining Balance in Seniors

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Nov 2015

Staying on my feet! Tips for Maintaining Balance in Seniors

Balance is a highly complex and multi-factorial skill, where the body’s centre of mass must be controlled within the limits of stability. Through different combinations of muscle actions, being able to balance allows performance of everyday mobility tasks (standing, walking, reaching, stair climbing etc). Maintaining balance during such activities relies essentially on the integration of sensory stimuli either from internal sources (joint position awareness, i.e....

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