Preserving a Fundamental Sense: Balance - New York Times
This is a very good article for health care consumers to raise their awareness of an issue important to safety and well being. Many conditions such as hip fracture and a host of others result from poor balance. Perhaps even more importantly a balance screening exam that demonstrates problems in this area may uncover more serious conditions that require medical attention.
Your Physical Therapist is the perfect person to assess your balance and make the appropriate recommendations.