JACKSONVILLE, FL – July 2, 2018 - According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every second of every day in the United States an older adult fall, making falls the number one cause of injuries and deaths from injury among older Americans.
While addressing this sobering statistics in his book, The Book of Balance: Rehab Secrets To Improve Your Balance and Decrease Your Risk Of Falling, ($17 CreateSpace Publishing, March 2018), local author and doctor of physical therapy, Lex Gonzales was awarded the prestigious National Indie Excellence Awards for nonfiction in the category of aging.
In The Book of Balance: Rehab Secrets to Improve Your Balance and Decrease Your Risk of Falling, Dr. Gonzales taps on his over 20 years of clinical experience to provide older adults an easy-to-read practical guide that shows Baby Boomers how to add life to their years by improving their balance.
This timely and practical book not only explains to the reader the often complex factors affecting balance in an easy-to-read manner – it provides Baby Boomers over 100 illustrations and step-by-step exercise instructions they can follow at home. In The Book of Balance: Rehab Secrets to Improve Your Balance and Decrease Your Risk Of Falling, Dr. Gonzales shares the fascinating journey of his patients toward improving their balance and provides his readers information on:
•What causes them to fall?
•How to test and measure their balance.
•The list that could decrease their risk of falling by 30-50%.
•Why the medications they are taking could be the reason they are falling.
•What is orthostatic hypotension and what to do if they have it?
•The different systems the human body utilize to control posture and balance.
“I always believed that the more my patients know about their condition, the better able they are in helping themselves,” says Dr. Gonzales. “I’ve seen the veracity of that belief in my clinical practice – the more I teach my patients about their health, the more empowered they are in taking care of themselves. The more they know, the healthier they become.”
Dr. Gonzales is the Chief Content Officer of www.60HealthandRehab.com, an online resource for the Baby Boomer generation. He has been a physical therapist for over 20 years with a special interest in the field of geriatric rehabilitation. He received his degree of Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of South Florida.
The Book Of Balance: Rehab Secrets to Improve Your Balance and Decrease Your Risk Of Falling (CreateSpace Publishing, $17, 192 pages, 6 x 9 inches, paperback, ISBN-10: 198564648X) is available on Amazon.com. For more information, visit www.60HealthandRehab.com.
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Contact: Lex Gonzales, email@example.com