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Injuries caused by accidental falls are a major health issue for seniors. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls are the leading cause of elderly injury and reports from an American Public Health Association study showed that about 20% of falls cause serious injuries such as a hip fracture or head trauma. Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency rooms for fall injuries, which are the leading cause of injury-related deaths among persons aged … Read more

Posted by: In: Physical Therapy 14 Mar 2019 Comments: 0 Tags: ,

Do you notice a difference in your body now than when you were younger? Of course – we all do! As you age, your body inevitably changes. In your youth, you depend on your strong muscles and reflexes to quickly regain your balance after tripping or bounce back after an injury. But as you get older, your body and reflexes weaken, or even become absent, thus increasing the rate of falls and permanent damage to your body.

According to … Read more