Fall Factors: Balance

Fall Factors: Balance...Both internal (body) and external (environment) factors contribute to falls. Body factors, consist of our sense of balance, muscle strength, flexibility, posture and muscle control. This post discusses our the sources of our internal sense of balance.

Fall Cause and Survival Introduction

In-home falls are often caused by hazards that are easy to fix. Unfortunately, easy doesn’t get done, and so these hazards are ignored and overlooked. Each year more than a third of adults over 65 experience a fall. Statistics collected by the CDC indicate that if you have one fall you are two to three times more likely to fall again. Falling is a slippery slope that could be easily avoided. To make matters worse, falls don’t just mean the minor pumps and bruises of youth. In seniors, falls ...