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Reducing Fall Risk Factors in Women with Osteoporosis

Throwback Thursday! Older women with osteoporosis are at a higher risk of fracture resulting from a fall due to their decreased bone mineral density (BMD). While osteoporosis itself may not contribute to falls, other factors such as poor balance, reduced strength, and even poor posture can increase the risk for falls. Various exercise programs with TheraBand […]

Exercise compliments drug therapy for osteoporosis

Older women with osteoporosis are at a higher risk of fracture resulting from a fall due to their decreased bone mineral density (BMD). While osteoporosis drugs may help increase BMD, simply improving bone mineral density may not reduce the incidence of falls. According to the Centers for Disease Control, fall risk can be reduced by […]

Thera-Band exercise reduces falls and improves quality of life in women with osteoporosis

Persons with osteoporosis are at higher risk of fracture after a fall. It’s well-known that exercise is an important aspect of managing osteoporosis, yet there are few studies evaluating the effects of balance exercises on actually preventing falls in women with osteoporosis. The Academy Blog recently featured a study showing that elastic resistance training can […]

“Standing Strong” Fall Prevention Program features Thera-Band products

As many as one-third of older adults suffer a fall each year, often leading to fractures, disability, and even death. Falls are the leading cause of injury death in older adults. Falls in older adults cost $19 billion in direct medical costs, posing a challenge to our healthcare system,. Thera-Band Academy has supported the Standing […]

Active Aging Today Series: Thera-Band Exercises for Fall Prevention

Human Kinetics Publishers has created an online community for active aging professionals. I provide a regular feature for their online journal, Active Aging Today, on special populations. Each article provides a review of the literature around a condition associated with older adults as well as a set of practical exercises using Thera-Band products. Each day […]

Balance training effective at reducing falls and improving function

Fall prevention exercise programs are becoming increasingly popular. Research has demonstrated the effectiveness of strength and balance exercises in reducing the risk of falls in older adults. National organizations such as the National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommend a multi-factoral approach to fall prevention because of the numerous […]

Thera-Band® exercise helps improve bone density and reduce falls in osteoporosis

It’s been well-established that exercise has numerous health benefits, yet it is only relatively recently that exercise has been shown safe and effective at improving health and quality of life in older adults. Recent recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and American College of Sports Medicine include strengthening exercises for older adults at […]

Fall Prevention Conference Features Thera-Band Products

Dr. Michael Rogers,  Chair and Professor of the Department of Human Performance Studies at Wichita State University recently gave several presentations at the Louisiana Fall Prevention Conference in Lafayette. The conference, sponsored by the Louisiana Office of Public Health, was attended by over 60 representatives of healthcare, government, and senior centers. In addition to providing the keynote […]

Simple Exercises to Prevent Falls

Researchers in Portugal investigated the effects of 2 simple strengthening exercises using Thera-Band® resistance bands. The randomized, controlled study , published in Geriatrics and Gerontology International, included 48 institutionalized older adults.  Subjects were tested before and after the program on ankle strength, functional mobility, and balance. The 2 exercises, ankle dorsiflexion and plantarflexion, were performed 3 times […]