Fall Prevention Program

Our Fall Prevention Program was designed by Brian Joyner PT, DPT to assess an individual's level of general fitness, strength, and potential risk of falls. This program begins with a muscle skeletal evaluation which assess strength and range of motion of the upper and lower body. It is followed by a movement analysis that will help further assess the patient’s risk for falls. 


The program consists of four different phases and criteria to help rehab patients to a normal life. The initial assessment is used to determine which phase each patient needs to begin with so that they have an individualized plan that suits their specific needs. 


 

The overall goal of this program is to improve the patient’s strength, endurance, and functional abilities to help reduce their risk of falls. 

Fall Related Statistics from the CDC 

  • Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group. 
  • One out of four older adults will fall each year in the United States, making falls a public health concern, particularly among the aging population.
  • Thirty million older adults fall each year—resulting in about 30,000 deaths.
  • Each year, 3 million older adults are treated for a fall injury.
  • One out of every five falls causes a serious injury, such as broken bones or a head injury.
  • Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling—usually by falling sideways.
  • Women fall more often than men and account for three-quarters of all hip fractures.

https://www.cdc.gov/injury/features/older-adult-falls/index.html