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APTA has developed this handout that lists the wealth of research on the value, impact, and benefits of physical therapy in reducing the risk of falling and injuries from falls. You can use this to advocate to employers, peers, and the general public. Select studies have been chosen through comprehensive searches of the health sciences literature.

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Falls Responsible for 90% of Injury-Related ED and Hospital Visits Among 65+

May 27, 2021

A new report from CDC highlights the need for more emphasis on falls prevention — including referrals for physical therapy.

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Falls Prevention: Recent Studies Make the Case for PT, PTA Involvement

Sep 22, 2020

The magnitude of falls as a public health issue is significant — but more attention to falls prevention could make a difference.

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CDC: Fall-Related TBI Death Jumped 17% 2008-2017

Mar 13, 2020

The rate of deaths related to traumatic brain injury received in a fall has climbed 17% in 10 years.