Written by Gabriel Pisanu, Exercise Physiologist at Croydon Park. Article from July 2018.
Fast Twitch Muscle Fibre Development for Falls Injury Reduction in the Ageing Population
Over the past few weeks, I have had a long think about how I can make my programs more variable and challenging for the senior clients I work with, while still using evidence-based practice. The focus of a more senior client’s exercise program should consist of general strengthening, balance, and proprioception to assist with the prevention of falls. I then came across a great research paper last week which helped me question that in the event of a fall, what other factors can be addressed to reduce the risk of injury should a fall actually occur?