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Thursday, 20 January 2011

Expatriate Healthcare News: Targeted exercise 'can prevent falls'

Older people living abroad might want to check their expatriate medical insurance to ensure they are covered for physiotherapy.

According to Vicky Johnston, specialist physiotherapist in falls prevention for the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, targeted exercise that can be prescribed by therapists is one of the best ways to prevent falls in elderly people.

She noted that it is best to focus on strength training, balance training and flexibility.

However, ...

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