The Falling Problem

Preventing Falls

Welcome to Fyzical Therapy & Balance Centers patient resource for balance problems.

"Older adults value their independence, and a fall can significantly limit their ability to remain self-sufficient. More than one-third of people aged 65 and older fall each year, and those who fall once are two to three times more likely to fall again. Fall injuries are responsible for significant disability, reduced physical function, and loss of independence. In 2000, direct medical costs for fall injuries totaled $19 billion. However, we know that falls are not an inevitable result of aging. In recent years, systematic reviews of fall intervention studies have established that prevention interventions can reduce falls."

from "Preventing Falls:What Works", National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Atlanta, Georgia 2008

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