Balance and Fall Prevention

SENIOR FITNESS

Balance and Fall Prevention

We take balance and falling very seriously and are on a mission to help our senior fitness clients prevent falling and fall-related injuries.

  • According to a report published by the CDC in 2016, nearly one in three adults over 65 fall each year.
  • Of those who did fall, 37.5% needed medical treatment.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury in ages 65 and older.
  • Death from falling is increasing! Unintentional injuries are the 7th leading cause of death, falls making up the majority of those injuries.
  • The CDC also reported that death from falls increased 31% from 2007 to 2016.

Leverage Fitness Solutions is home to Salt Lake’s balance specialists. We take a scientific approach to improving your balance and decreasing your risk of falling. You won’t find any balance gimmicks or crazy exercises on something squishy because those are circus acts and tricks. We address your balance by going to the root cause of your balance deficiencies – your cerebellum and vestibular system (inner ear). This is where your balance is controlled and directed.

In our controlled hands-on personal training, we help our senior fitness clients with both their static and dynamic (also called active) balance. With NASA-developed technology, we can predict your likelihood of a fall for up to six months! Using this and other data we can improve your balance.

The Bigger Fall Prevention Picture

Balance is just one small part of a comprehensive fall prevention program. If you only worked on balance to prevent a fall, you would be unsuccessful. We incorporate agility, footwork, awareness, split-attention drills, and more to ensure you don’t fall.

We are the first personal training facility in the world to create the most comprehensive falling course. We teach our older adults not only how to prevent a fall, but also how to fall and not get hurt, as well as how to recover from a fall.

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