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balance training

Exercises that improve a person's agility and stability of gait and ability to prevent falls. These include stepping over obstacles on a rough or random surface, rapidly shifting direction while walking, developing core muscle strength, and improving ankle strength and lower extremity proprioception.
See also: training
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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.
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 activities.