In older adults, marked reduction in the ability to perform a postural and a cognitive task is noticed as compared with young adults. This has been demonstrated as a reduction in the performance of the cognitive task, specifically, an increase in reaction time. Greater postural instability when performing dual tasks has been reported in stance and during obstacle avoidance in gait.
It has been researched, that an inability to produce an appropriate postural response due to the competition for attentional resources between the postural system and the cognitive task contributes to falls in older adults with poor balance. Increase chances of Fall can lead to Injuries (like – lacerations, bruises, head trauma, Sprains and strans) and fractures.
- General Health Condition
- Balance and Coordination
- Muscle weakness
Treatment at ABTP
Along with a complete physical assessment and exercise prescription we have a work class technology that helps an individual to quantify the amount of progress they made during their treatment in ABTP. We use Scientific Devices like-
Static prokin and Dynamic prokin: As balances a major component that needs to be assessed and trained for fall prevention. Device training works on all balance strategies and proprioception that are basis of prevention of Fall.
Functional line: Gives a idea of how person is maintaining his posture and how much weight distribution is happening on each side of body starting from a simple activity like standing to assessment of movement during exercise.
Pelvic prokin: Gives idea about the spine and pelvic mobility and stability which reduces by the old age. Working on mobility and strength of core can reduce falls and injuries in elderly population.
Walker View: Gait is a major aspect to see when it comes to older age group. Walker view not only assess the client gait based on his/her current age and condition but also helps in gait training by different modules.
Customized Rehabilitation Program:
Based on the findings, a rehabilitation program is charted out which would not be limited to the following:
- CARE Therapy: to reduce pain and swelling
- Release therapy
- Gait training on Walker View (according to gait analysis results)