In 2008, Sherrington et al published a systematic review of over 100 exercise programmes to prevent falls. In a nutshell, they found that successful intervention had to have 3 things in place:
- a dose of over 50 hours
- highly challenging balance training (narrowing base of support, reducing holding support, dynamic as well as static balance training etc)
- be more than a walking programme alone (as this increased risk!)
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