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    I am presently developing a Fall Prevention Program for the Elderly,
    which I plan to present to my community in the early spring. Thus far my
    research has yielded a number of wonderful resources, many from the
    Internet. Next weekend I'll be spending the day at Univ. of California
    Medical Library in San Francisco tracking down the many citations I
    located on various online databases. I've selected a number of exercises
    to include in the program: exercises recommended by the American Council
    on Exercise and the American College of Sports Medicine. However, I am
    lacking resources for certain techniques used in balance and gait
    training. These techniques and methods are mentioned frequently in the
    literature I've found, but descriptions are omitted. One, is "tandem
    walk"; another is bean bag and ball tossing. What other techniques are
    you aware of that are used in balance and gait training? I am very
    interested in any information you can direct me to so that I may proceed
    with the project. Thank you.

    Dolores Neese
    San Francisco, Calif.