Active Seniors

Falls prevention

Take a forward step on diabetic neuropathy management!

Diabetes is a disease affecting 5% of Australians, and this number is growing! Diabetes involves a lot of management and care, and it is not without its complications. These complications can start to affect factors of daily life such as wound healing and balance. Increased sugar in the blood stream can start to affect the …

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Is your balance training the best it could be?

Most people are familiar with common balance exercises such as standing heel to toe, or standing on one leg. These exercises are examples of what are called static balance exercises, and while static exercises should be part of a successful balance training program, so too should dynamic exercises. Static exercises refer to exercises where we …

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Try this simple test to see if your toe strength could increase your risk of falling

While it is logical to think that your feet have a role in balance, it’s amazing that something as simple as toe strength could reduce your risk of falling significantly. Research indicates that people who are likely to fall have around 20% less toe strength and that for each 1% (of body weight) increase, your risk of …

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