Yoga for Prevention of fallKathleen K Kelley*
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy, Quinnipiac University, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Kathleen K Kelley, EdD, PT, NCS
Associate Professor of Physical Therapy
Quinnipiac University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received May 25, 2013; Accepted June 24, 2013; Published June 26, 2013
Citation: Kelley KK (2013) Yoga for Prevention of fall. J Yoga Phys Ther 3:133. doi:10.4172/2157-7595.1000133
Copyright: © 2013 Kelley KK . This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Community dwelling older adults can be defined as individuals over the age of 65 who reside independently in the community [1,2]. One third of all these individuals fall at least one time per year . A fall is defined as a person’s trunk, knee or hand, unintentionally coming to rest on the ground or some level below the waist. Thirty three percent of people over 65 and 49% of thecommunity dwelling elderly over 72 fall .