052 Maintaining Mobility and Preventing Falls in Aging: Myths and Truths


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In This Episode:

Dr. K talks with Tiffany Shubert, PT PhD, a practicing physical therapist and a leading expert on exercise for fall prevention. They discuss the best ways to maintain mobility and prevent falls in aging, including:

  • Why walking is often not enough, when it comes to fall prevention
  • Why strong legs and good balance are crucial, and which exercises help develop this
  • How much exercise older adults should aim to do every week
  • How to figure out if an older person is tired due to doing too much versus not enough
  • The truths about chair exercises
  • The truth about water exercises
  • Whether canes prevent falls, and how they can be helpful
  • What to know about canes and walkers in dementia
  • How to find a high-quality exercise program that will build strength in aging
  • When trekking poles can be a good option to support safer mobility
  • What to know about yoga for fall prevention, and why tai chi might be a better choice

Related episode:

005 Interview: Otago & Proven Exercises for Fall Prevention

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