Functional measures show improvements after a home exercise program following supervised balance training in older adults with elevated fall risk


Source: Physiotherapy Theory and Practice

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Date of publication: 5th March 2018

 Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: The study investigated the effects of a 12-week unsupervised HEP following supervised clinic-based balance training on functional mobility, balance, fall risk, and gait.

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Community falls service produces ‘significant’ improvements in patients


Source: The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, 2016, online

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Date of publication: August 2016

Publication type: Website news item

In a nutshell: A physiotherapist at a west London falls service has ‘significantly improved’ the health of patients, according to four commonly-used clinical outcome measures. The patients were discharged from April to June, and at the end of the programme people had improved their balance by nearly seven points on the Berg Balance Scale. Timed Up and Go, a simple and reliable test of a person’s risk of falls, showed an average improvement of nearly seven seconds across the group.

Length of publication: 1 page