Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

Balance and Understanding Seniors’ Risk of Falling

by Wayne Foley, MPT and Dr. Dominique Bagby, PT, DPT - Foothills Sports Medicine Physical Therapy (Gold Canyon location) As we age, our balance will decline, and without maintaining a functional level of strength, flexibility, and balance, you can become prone to an increased risk of falls. Every...

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Elderly Falls: Are You At Risk?

Elderly Falls: Are You At Risk?

Did you know that falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly? That 87% of all fractures in the elderly are due to falls?1 If that does not get your attention, consider this: approximately one-third of the elderly population suffers a fall each year. Of these falls, 20%...

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