Fall Prevention Program

Are you concerned that you or someone in your life might take a fall? What would you do if that fall caused serious injury? According to the CDC:

  • One out of five falls cause a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
  • Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.
  • Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures.
  • More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways.
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).

Good news! Many falls can be prevented. Check out our Sozo Balance Strong Program where participants will strengthen their lower bodies, practice good posture,and improve reaction time to increase balance and promote safety with everyday tasks.

A Comprehensive Fall Prevention Program:

  • Initial evaluation by a physician and a physical therapist to assess movement and establish individualized goals
  • Strength and balance group training classes 2-4 days/week
  • Progressive training program with multi-level approach (beginner to advanced)
  • Home exercise program for daily strength and movement practice
  • Monthly re-evaluations with physical therapist to assess improvement and ensure progression
  • Fall prevention education

Program Benefits:

  • Increase strength and muscle mass
  • Improve posture and movement patterns
  • Decrease joint stiffness
  • Improve confidence with balance
  • Increase fall prevention awareness with daily activities
  • Enjoy the benefits of exercise in the Sozo community

Cost:

  • $1650 for 3 month program
  • Individual Physical Therapy sessions may be required prior to program start based on initial assessment
  • Sozo members receive a discount

Schedule your initial evaluation with Dr. Young here or call for more information: 480-404-4346.