Falls and fractures are devastating to older persons. An old person
is at risk of falling and/or fracturing when several risk factors are present. The most common risk factors for falls and
fractures are poor gait and balance, poor nutrition, poor muscles (due to sedentarism), osteoporosis and low vitamin
Falls in older persons are not normal!
Falls could be fatal!
The good news
is that falls and fractures could be prevented with a combination of regular exercise, assessment by your GP, good levels
of vitamin D, osteoporosis treatment and appropriate protein supplementation (when required).
The Gait and
Balance Gym (Gabagym) is a new concept developed by Professor Gustavo Duque.
Our Gabagym combines regular balance exercise with state-of-the-art
technology to improve your gait, balance, muscles and bones without requiring a major effort from your side other than motivation,
enthusiasm and regular attendance.
After a complete medical assessment, you will receive an excercise plan specifically
tailored for your needs. If a balance problem is identified, you will initially receive balance training using a 3-D virtual
reality system (www.medicaa.com). Then you will be ready to join the gentle exercise
your balance is normal, and only if there is not a contraindication, we will invite you to follow an exercise protocol using
our whole body vibration system.
These two systems of balance and gait training have shown excellent results in
clinical research centres around the world. Our GaBaGym is now applying the results of this revolutionary research in real
It's the time now, no excuses!
Ask us about how to join our
first Gabagym. We are opening soon.
Our services include:
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of risks factors for falls and fractures in older persons
- Comprehensive medical examination
- Gentle exercise program
- Whole body vibration platforms
- Balance training using our 3D balance rehabilitation unit (BRU)
- Hip protectors