Dance movement therapy and falls prevention


Source: Maturitas, 2017, Vol 102 p. 1-5

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Date of publication: August 2017

Publication type: Journal article

In a nutshell: Dance is a popular form of physical activity among older people which may improve various health outcomes in this population such as balance, gait and muscle performance. This study conducted a systematic review considering all RCTs investigating if dance can reduce falls and improve fear of falling in older adults. In two out of three RCTs, dancing improved this. However, there is a paucity of studies on dancing and falls, so the evidence is preliminary and equivocal.

Length of publication: 5 pages

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Using dance to help reduce falls


Source: Banbury Guardian 

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Date of publication: 3rd March 2016

Publication type: News article

In a nutshell: Dance to Health is a pilot falls prevention dance programme for the over-60s that’s being piloted in six UK venues.

 Length of publication: One page