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    APTA Highlights Falls Prevention on HHS Blog

    APTA's latest post on the Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Be Active Your Way blog explains the role of balance training and evidence-based balance exercise programs in helping to prevent falls. The post also discusses how successful partnerships between physical therapists and community agencies, such as senior centers, older adult housing, churches, fitness and wellness centers, and nutrition sites, can help reach populations at risk of falls and deliver the recommended type and amount of exercise. Written by APTA member experts and students, Promoting Exercise for Improved Balance and Falls Prevention recognizes National Falls Awareness Prevention Day, which was celebrated September 22, the first day of fall.


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    Promoting exercise is not just to help prevent falls but also to engage society in living an active lifestyle and promoting overall cardiovascular health. I find it very appropriate that the first day of Fall is the day to celebrate and continue promoting physical therapy.
    Posted by Heidi Harris on 10/6/2012 12:57 PM
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