Approximately 40% of Tauranga’s population is over 50 years old and that’s nearly 60,000 people. The data below from 2016 and ACC recorded the rate of falls at 15.1% for people 50 years and older. This means 1 in 6 people had an ACC recorded fall in 2016. That was 5 years ago
Have you thought – what my retirement would be like/ What about after a fall? Have you ever thought about the risk? Would you be interested in discovering what your risk ACTUALLY is for a fall?
You and I balance much like this ice cream cone, the centre of mass is higher than your base(feet). This makes you unstable, so to have an upright posture and balance you need to have sensory input to your postural muscles to counter perturbations (instability) and perform planned movement so you don’t fall.
The scales represent the constant reweighting your sensory systems(vision, vestibular, and proprioception) make as you stand, walk, and move during your day.