NOF Tip for 2 May – Balance
Many fractures involve a fall. So don’t fall. But that is easier said than done.
Practicing balance exercises strengthens your muscles, improves your reflexes, improves your balance, strengthens your bones, and prevents falls.
CVMS Physical Therapy can teach you balance exercises appropriate for your current skill level to do daily at home, and coach you to better balance and fewer falls. Choose from 4 locations: 125 E Tower Park Dr, Waterloo – 319-232-6339; UNI, 2351 Hudson Rd, Cedar Falls – 319-273-5265; 1631 Logan Ave, Waterloo – 319-232-2630; 4612 Prairie Parkway, Cedar Falls.
NOF presents “Preventing Fractures and Falls” at https://www.nof.org/patients/fracturesfall-prevention/
NOF says check out helpful tips from Carol Clements in her book, “Better Balance for Life,” a workbook progression applied to improve balance.
Fall-proof yourself by practicing balance.
Jay Ginther, MD