Approximately 33% of people over age 65 and 50% of people over age 80 will fall at least once this year.
They are the most common cause of non-fatal Injuries, hospitalization, and traumatic deaths in older adults. This shows that they are a major problem and need to be addressed.
A physical therapist can help decrease the incidence of falls by creating a specific exercise program. Some of the things they will focus on are static and dynamic balancing and walking activities, leg strengthening, vestibular exercises, aerobic activities, and assistive devices if needed.
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