Falls in the geriatric population are one of the most important causes of disabilities in this age group. Its consequences impose a great deal of economic burden on health and insurance systems. This study was conducted by a multidisciplinary team with the aim of evaluating the effect of visuo-spatial-motor training for the prevention of falls in older adults. The subjects consisted of 31 volunteers aged 60 to 92 years who were studied in three groups: (1) A group under standard physical training, (2) a group under visuo-spatial-motor interventions, and (3) a control group (without any intervention). The results of the study showed that visual-spatial motor exercises significantly reduced the risk of falls of the subjects.
Study concluded with enhanced reaction time and visual stamina and subsequently reduced the risk of falling to a large extent by enhancing the sensorimotor system of older adults by our new type of visuo-spatial- motor add-on to complement traditional omniscient physical training. From the initial inspection, subjects had a hampered stride, however after 12 weeks of the visuo-spatial- motor intervention they walked freely and independently.
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