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New Falls Prevention Animation Launched

 

There’s an underlying myth that falls are an inevitable part of getting old.  The surprising truth is our risk of a fall decreases with one thing – exercise.

A new Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) animated video has been launched to demonstrate how six simple exercises can keep people mobile and independent as they age.

From the age of 30, people can lose up to eight per cent of their muscle strength every decade. By the time people reach 80, they have the potential to lose 40 per cent of muscle strength.

But the animation shows how the six exercises – widely used by physiotherapists – can reverse this trend, strengthen muscles and improve balance.

Watch the Animation Here

Developed with Agile, the CSP’s professional network for physiotherapists working with older people, the video was viewed more than 60,000 times within 24 hours of being launched.

The initiative builds on the CSP’s existing Get Up and Go guide, which has been a huge success since it was published in 2015 with more than 250,000 copies printed.

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