Stay on your feet - Be aware of your feet!
Falling can be a big issue as we age. Once we’ve fallen a couple of times we start to fear falling and begin to do less and less exercise. Reducing our exercise means we loss muscle strength and our sense of balance making us more likely to trip and fall. If we want to stay on our feet there are a number of things we can do. We can:
These are just a few things, there are many more. For instance being aware of how you walk and step.
Like all things, as we age, we can forget to lift our toes while walking, which may cause us to trip more easily. Follow the instructions below and improve your step and reduce the likelihood of tripping.
The ankle/foot movements we do help to strengthen the toe–lifting muscles.
You can work these muscles all day.
It’s simple! Just exaggerate your normal walking pattern - Heel/Toe
Say ‘heel toe’ to yourself
Get the rhythm! Don’t trip!
MAKE IT A HABIT
Compiled for you by the Physiotherapists at Therapy Professionals Ltd.
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