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Skelton and Dinan (1999) suggested the following exercises for falls management:

(FaME: Falls management exercise programme)

  • co-ordination/reaction
  • functional floor  and standing activities: to improve neuromuscular skill and confidence
  • postural and gait training
  • targeted strengthening and stretching exercises
  • kinaesthetic awareness
  • T'ai Chi adapted moves: 3-D
  • correction of muscle asymmetry

Being active cuts the rate of risk of fracture by 50%, although bone density is only changed by 2% so there must be other factors involved.