According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention more than 18,000 seniors died as a result of a fall in 2010 and even more are injured every year. Among people aged 65 to 69, one out of every 200 falls results in a hip fracture. Falls that result in a hospitalization or bone fracture, demonstrate to be one of the most devastating events in the life of an older person. Seniors who are at risk of falling include those with poor vision or gait and balance problems.
Due to these statistics, the nation’s largest study on how to best prevent injuries due to falls will begin next year looking at risk factors and the effectiveness of different treatment options.
Peak Performance offers comprehensive balance and gait training with good outcomes! Falls diminished and balance significantly improved in 4 to 6 weeks.