Millions of older adults (aged 65+) suffer from falls each year, leading to injury which can lead to decreased mobility, surgery, and even death. Fear of falling can lead to decreased activity levels and lowered quality of life.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) one out of three older adults fall each year, leading to both injuries involving emergency room visits, hospitalization, and even death. 1
Physical therapists are capable of assessing fall risk, and designing programs to help at risk individuals to reduce their risk of falling. If you or a loved one has a history of falls, or has a high fear of falling, you may want to inquire about a fall prevention program.
Call 267-399-3789 to set up a free phone or video consultation to find out more information about the fall prevention program with DiGiulio Physical Therapy & Wellness.
- Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention http://www.cdc.gov/homeandrecreationalsafety/Falls/adultfalls.html Published October 22, 2010. Updated March 19, 2015. Accessed June 14, 2015.