Balance is key to improving the quality of life for older patients. This article looks at barriers to participation, which exist in different forms in all areas of fitness and exercise, and are of an emotional or practical nature. The feature quotes a study published in The Gerontologist carried out by researchers at the University of Southampton's School of Psychology. They sought to identify factors that may inhibit uptake to falls‐related interventions. Dr Dawn Skelton discusses the importance of exercise to reduce the number of falls and fall‐related injuries in older people, and the BalanceMaster machine is highlighted.
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