Posts Tagged ‘research’

Benefits of Balance Exercises Around the World

A research study published in 2004 in Thailand noted that the majority of balance disorder patients in this study saw balance exercises as beneficial. Around 85% of the patients proclaimed the exercises as “easy”, even as all those studied were over the age of 60.

http://www.find-health-articles.com/rec_pub_15560702-balance-disorders-elderly-benefit-balance-exercise.htm

JHU and the Increased Risk of Falling in Dizzy Patients

A three-year long study conducted at Johns Hopkins University revealed that individuals with symptoms of vestibular disorders are 12 times more likely to fall than asymptomatic individuals. This study also revealed that 85% of individuals over the age of 80 had a balance problem and that individuals with diabetes are 70% more likely to suffer from vestibular problems. This study also stresses the importance of vestibular rehabilitation in the treatment process.

Please follow the link below for the news article:

http://www.lef.org/news/LefDailyNews.htm?NewsID=8304&Section=Disease