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Balance and Falls

Apr 9, 2020 /

Physical therapy can make a difference—not just in recovery, but in falls prevention.

APTA Suggests: More on Balance and Falls

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.

Falls Awareness Week: An Ounce of Prevention Is Worth a Pound of Cure

Sep 22, 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

5 Ways to Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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

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

Sep 22, 2020 / News

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

PTJ: Falls Are 'Critical Health Hazard' for Individuals With Upper Limb Loss

Apr 12, 2019 / Review

Individuals with upper limb loss may be at greater risk for falls than older individuals, according to researchers.

Older-Adult Deaths From Falls Have Increased; Intervention May Help Decrease Falls in the Future

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.

The Value of Physical Therapy in Reducing the Risk of Falling and Injuries from Falls

Sep 21, 2020 / Handouts

Advocate to employers, peers, and the general public on the value of physical therapy in reducing falls.

JAMA Viewpoint: The 'False Dichotomy' of Hospital Falls Prevention vs Mobility Promotion

Jun 14, 2017 / Review

Programs that promote mobility with supervision "may actually help to prevent injurious falls."

CDC: Falls-Related Deaths in the US Rose 31% in 10 Years

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.

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Can exercise help prevent falls in older people living in the community?

May 12, 2019 / Reference

Ciapponi, Agustín, Pettersen, Karen

Balance & Falls Prevention: Toolkit, Special Interest Group, Clinical Practice Guidelines, Credentials? What?

Feb 29, 2020 / Academic Journal

Correlation between static postural balance, falls and pick torque isokinetic of extensors and flexors of the knee in elderly.

Sep 30, 2020 / Academic Journal

Stocco, Marieli Ramos, De Almeida Pires-Oliveira, Deise Aparecida, Campus de Oliveira, Laís, Gonçalves de Oliveira, Raphael, Néia Martini, Fábio Antônio, Oliveira-Silva, Iransé, de Oliveira, Rodrigo Franco