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Part I: Prevent Falls, Prevent Fractures
Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT, MS posted:
Do you ever feel wobbly, unsure of your next step? Have you fallen?

Most fractures (broken bones) are the direct result of a fall. To prevent fractures, it is very important to prevent falls. There are many things that may need to be considered to prevent falls including:

-An examination of your vision and hearing
-A review of you medications
-An assessment of your home for safety
-An evaluation of your balance

If you have problems with balance, you can likely do exercise to improve it. Since we need to have good balance when we are still and when we are moving, it is important to do both static (still) and dynamic (moving) balance exercises.

Based on the information above, do you feel like you have balance problems? What have you tried to help improve your balance?

Here are some specific exercises to improve balance .
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