16 Jun 2019

Teresa Liu-Ambrose: exercises to prevent elderly falls

From Sunday Morning, 7:20 am on 16 June 2019
Elderly man. Walking frame. Retirement home.

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Canadian researcher, Teresa Liu-Ambrose, says they used Otago University's falls prevention exercises in a study on elderly patients who had already experienced falls. She explains that the exercises not only helped prevent more falling incidents, their confidence to go out and socialise was also bolstered.