According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Physical therapists can help in risk reduction and prevention of falls.
National Falls Prevention Awareness Day
September 23, 2015, is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Use the resources below and those available through the NCOA website to share the importance of prevention of falls and the benefits of balance.