Free Tip Sheet: How Water Workouts Can Reduce Falls, Improve Balance and Increase Muscle Strength
Combat falls, increase leg strength and offer a pain-free way for your residents and older clients to stay active with water.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one third of Americans aged 65 and older fall each year with up to 30% experiencing fall related injuries that negatively impact functioning and independence.
Muscle weakness and gait impairments are the most common causes of falls in older adults. Falls are also the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of non-fatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Warm water therapy and wellness programs offer an effective way to combat falls and provide a valuable benefit to your community’s bottom line.
“If we look at the joints as we start to age, the joint starts losing its cartilage. As we lose cartilage we now get close to bone on bone, causing arthritis, which creates pain! In the water, we have buoyancy, so you don’t feel the compression of the joints." - Dr. Paul Hetrick, President of the Hetrick Center
Download our tip sheet today to see the impact warm water therapy and wellness programs can have on the aging population, including:
- Importance of improving strength and balance as we age
- Characteristics of water that make it ideal for improving strength and flexibility in seniors
- Exercises that are ideal for the aging population
Download your free copy of this tip sheet by filling out the form to the right!