Falls and injury in the older population
Falls and injury in the older population is something that needs to be addressed as so much of this issue is preventable through practising better movement.
The less we might move due to pain or just not “needing” to move as much, the less capable our movements can become over time. If we look at walking for example, this could lead to taking small steps and having a gait pattern more like shuffling as balance decreases. This gait pattern will create less clearance of the foot from the floor which in turn increases the likelihood of tripping and falling over.
Here’s an interesting short clip from movement expert Dan John talking about this topic.
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