In this video, Kathy Doubleday, a doctor of physical therapy, discusses the importance of balance exercises for seniors to prevent falls. Falls are a leading cause of injury in older adults, and they are not a normal part of aging. She explains that there are various factors that can contribute to the risk of falling, including environmental factors, personal risk factors such as weakness and balance issues, foot problems, dizziness, medical conditions and medications, vision and hearing loss, incontinence, and memory loss. She emphasizes the importance of addressing these issues and seeking help from a physical therapist or physician if needed. She also provides some examples of balance exercises, such as practicing getting up from a chair, to help seniors improve their balance and reduce their risk of falling.
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