Determine Your Fall Risk During National Fall
LOUISVILLE, Ky., Sept. 27,
2023 /PRNewswire/ -- The Centers for Disease
Control reports, "Every second, an adult in the U.S. falls."
Additional CDC research shows falls are the leading cause of injury
and death in people over age 65. To help you be proactive in taking
preventive measures, BenchMark Physical Therapy and Results
Physiotherapy are offering complimentary fall risk
screenings for adults.
The free assessments are available, 9
a.m. to 4 p.m., through Oct.
31, at Louisville's 20
locations of BenchMark Physical Therapy and Results Physiotherapy's
as part of their Move to Live" campaign, an initiative encouraging
adults to be mobile, active, and independent while keeping them
safe in their homes and communities. The free screenings
involve answering a series of health questions followed by balance,
stability, strength, and agility tests.
"We are excited to offer complimentary fall prevention
screenings for adults," says Kathleen
Morse, Regional Director for Results Physiotherapy.
"Research shows not only are seniors at risk, but also people with
musculoskeletal and neurological conditions, including
osteoporosis, Parkinson's, MS, and others. By determining
whether an individual is at risk, we can recommend intervention
strategies, such as physical therapy."
A study by the Moran Company found PT significantly contributes
to injury prevention and that PT users are 50% less likely to have
injury-related hospitalizations and 50% less likely to have
injury-related emergency room visits in the six months following
their initial fall.
A study in the American Journal of
Epidemiology reveals falling once doubles your chances of
falling again and individuals who fall are often afraid of doing it
again, which can lead to decreased activity levels. The CDC reports
when someone is less active, they become weaker, which increases
their chances of falling.
Morse urges Louisville adults
to participate in these complimentary fall risk assessments, "so we
can assess your risk factors and help you prevent future falls that
can lead to devastating, life-changing events."
To book an appointment for an assessment, log on to
www.movetoliveusa.com and select a location, time, and
BenchMark Physical Therapy and Results Physiotherapy are members
of the Upstream Rehabilitation family, the nation's largest
dedicated provider of physical therapy services with more than
1,200 U.S. locations.
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