Improve safety and fear of falls related to balance problems
Poor balance is dangerous and can be frightening, but it can be improved! A comprehensive evaluation is needed to identify the source of difficulty and develop a plan to improve the deficits that make static balance (stability when still) and dynamic balance (stability while moving) difficult. Instruction in fall-awareness and prevention are key, especially initially, so that safety is improved. Longer-term goals can be identified as work progresses in order to reach the goal of restoring ease of movement and enhanced function.