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Apr 09, 2020 / Article
Physical therapy can make a difference—not just in recovery, but in falls prevention.
Sep 20, 2019 / Article
Here are some APTA-recommended resources that can help you gain a deeper understanding of the impact of falls on our health system, and what can be done to reduce falls risk.
Sep 17, 2019 / News
An estimated 1 in 4 adults 65 and older experiences a fall each year, and according to a recent study, falls-related deaths among adults 75 and older are on the rise, all of which makes falls prevention more relevant than ever. With Falls Prevention Awareness Day coming September 23, now is a great time
Sep 23, 2019 / Article
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency departments treat 3 million older adults for falls each year. More than 800,000 patients are hospitalized after a fall, approximately 20% of falls result in serious injuries, and falls are the second leading cause of accidental or
Apr 12, 2019 / Review
Individuals with upper limb loss may be at greater risk for falls than older individuals, according to researchers.
Jun 15, 2017 / Review
Programs that promote mobility with supervision "may actually help to prevent injurious falls."
Jun 28, 2019 / Review
In 2016, adults 75 and older were dying from falls-related injuries at more than double the rate they were in 2000.
Apr 04, 2018 / Course
Falls are a major concern for older adults! Physical
therapists play a key role in fall prevention, as well as
treating falls and fall-related injuries. With evidencebased
practice, the functional mobility and quality of
life of older adults may be improved, while decreasing
the national fall-related
May 15, 2018 / News
The latest statistics, included in a report from the CDC point to a need for more widespread falls screening and prevention efforts including physical therapy, authors say.
Sep 12, 2017 / News
Here's a quick take on just some of the falls-related resources available from APTA.
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Jan 03, 2020 / Clinical Review
Palmer E, VanderKooi S, Richman SSubjects: Accidental Falls; Aerobic Exercises; Balance Training, Physical; Brain Injuries; Cycling; Gait Training; Lower Extremity Exercises; Stretching; Therapeutic Exercise; Treatment Outcomes; Vestibular Diseases; Education, Continuing (Credit)
Palmer E, Dy B, Richman SSubjects: Accidental Falls; Assistive Technology Devices; Balance Training, Physical; Central Nervous System Diseases; Functional Training; Gait Training; Heat-Cold Application; Muscle Strengthening; Neurodegenerative Diseases; Patient Education; Patient Positioning; Therapeutic Exercise; Treatment Outcomes; Walkers; Education, Continuing (Credit)
Jan 18, 2019 / Clinical Review
Matlick D, Slowman LS, Richman SSubjects: Accidental Falls; Aging; Ambulation Aids; Assistive Technology Devices; Balance Training, Physical; Frail Elderly; Functional Training; Geriatric Assessment; Muscle Weakness; Occupational Therapy; Occupational Therapy Assessment; Patient Education; Therapeutic Exercise; Treatment Outcomes; Aged