The multifactorial programs included the following intervention strategies: health and fall risk assessment with referral to other healthcare practitioners who could address specific needs of the patient, medication assessment with education and/ or modifications, vision assessment with appropriate health practitioner referral and/or correction, home visit assessment with education and/or modifications of hazards, client education on fall risk factors, diet and exercise guidelines for healthy aging, exercise and balance training
programs, and psychotropic medication withdrawal.
Yaggie and Campbell (9) performed a study examining the effect of a balance training
program and used a functional balance task called "time on ball (TOB)".
Previous balance research has validated the efficacy of various balance training
programs on the prevention, treatment, rehabilitation, and reduction of re-injury rates of lower extremity injuries at and around the ankle (1, 2, 5-10).
McGuine and Keene (6) noted that balance training
programs can significantly reduce the risk of ankle injuries.
The balance training
intervention occurred three times weekly in the classroom for approximately 30 minutes as part of the class routine.
Some trends continue from 2007 including, functional fitness, balance training
and increased access to personal training for all segments of society.
The other program involves moderate-intensity exercise that includes fitness, strength, flexibility and balance training
programs such as Pilates, Tai Chi, and yoga are on the rise with more than 51% of respondents saying these were extremely important to programming.
The demand for our balance training
products is growing via web and catalog.
director of the Cincinnati Children's Hospital Sports Medicine Biodynamics Center and spokesperson for the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons, "Both strength and balance training
are potentially effective but only as an adjunct to these other types of training.
Avers said that once the immediate post-op rehabilitation is complete, patients should return to physical therapy for continued strength and balance training
Functional Fitness and Balance Training