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Free Fall Risk Clinic with DeSale University
Wednesdays, May 31 - July 19, by appointment
Can you answer “yes” to any of these questions:
Have you had a fall or near-fall in the past 12 months?
Has anyone told you that you appear unsteady when you walk?
Is your balance less than it once was?
Have you failed a fall risk assessment in the past 12 months?
Would you like to be evaluated for fall risk?
Are you interested in learning behaviors and exercises to decrease your risk of falls?
Are you 65 years of age or older?
Do you take more than 4 prescription drugs per day?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that anyone who answers yes to any of the questions above should be screened for fall risk. Did you know that one in three persons over age 60 has fallen once in the past six months? Those who fall and break a hip have a 50% chance of permanent disability. The three most commonly fractured bones due to a fall are the hip, the wrist, and the back.
Generations of Indian Valley, in conjunction with the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at DeSales University, will offer free a Free Fall-Risk Clinic on Wednesday mornings by, appointment, from May 31-July 19. Participants will receive a no cost comprehensive physical examination, a review of medications, vital signs screening, and fall-risk tests and measures. Those found at risk for a fall will receive free interventions to decrease fall risk. All services are free of charge. Appointments are required for the free service. For more information or to schedule a PT screening, visit our front desk or call 215-723-5841.