Over 1 million older Australians fall each year with at least 1/3 of people 65 years or older falling at least once or more annually (Sherrington & Tiedmann, 2015). Falls can result in not only injuries but also a loss of confidence and a reduction in participation in community activities.
Balance or postural control reflects the successful coordination of a range of bodily functions and structures. These functions and structures can be affected by ageing, level of physical activity, diseases, medication, acute, chronic, and progressive conditions. Physiotherapy can improve these functions, in particular with structured exercise interventions. There is strong evidence to support the effectiveness of exercise interventions regarding falls prevention in older people and decreasing osteoporosis-related fractures (Sherrington et al., 2020).