Balance requires control of both gravitational forces to maintain posture and acceleration forces to maintain equilibrium .The aging process affects all components of postural control-sensory, effector and central processing. Studies showed that in the sensory system, visual acuity, contrast sensitivity and depth perception worsen with age. It has been reported that aging is generally accompanied by deterioration of brain structures, which is associated with decrements in cognitive performance. Deficit in attention and executive function processes are independently associated with risk of postural instability, impairment in activities of daily living and future falls. Balance problems constitute a high risk for falls. Falls are among the most serious problems facing the elderly population. An injury from a fall can result in disability, loss of independence, and a reduced quality of life.This book explains the effect of Square Stepping Exercises to improve Balance and prevent falls in Elderly Population.
Harshika Punit Bhanusali
Author is a NeuroPhysiotherapist working at Shenmen Healing Centre. Co-Author is Associate Professor in Dr.A.P.J.Abdul Kalam College of Physiotherapy.He has a patent to his credit.
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LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing
Posture, ageing, elderly population, balance exercises, Square stepping exercise exercises, Balance, Fear of fall
MEDICAL / General