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Balance and Fall Risks for the Elderly

By: David Arend- PT, DPT
Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists- West Clinic

As we make our way through the winter months, we battle the uncertainty of outdoor conditions including snow, ice, and rain. These conditions present a challenge to our daily routine, and can increase our risk of falling due to slippery conditions. Previous research has shown that 50% of falls among older individuals occur outside. Nearly 30% of older adults fall once per year, and about 25% of those falls result in injury. Thus, falling represents a significant event that can negatively affect our health.

The older individual does have several health factors

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