Elimination of the risks of falls in the elderly from the point of view of physiotherapy

Authors: Jerzy Rottermund, Andrzej Knapik, Aneta Warmuz-Wancisiewicz, Mariola Saulicz

Published online: 30 November 2015

Background: Man is exposed to falls performing daily activities, their effects turn out to be more severe especially in the later decades of life. After 60 years, it appears to be a larger number of fractures resulting in the limitation of physical fitness, health complications and life threatening. Therefore, prevention efforts conducted in the form of an in-depth analysis of the falls’ causes which already happened, control of health and proper treatment, conducting systematic, interesting and varied physical activities – in conjunction with education and mental change in a determined way they can and should reduce the risk of falls of the elderly.