• Falls and the Role of Physical Therapy

    May 16, 2013: In this episode, a physical therapist discusses how falls can diminish the ability to lead active and independent lives. 

    The statistics are alarming; 1/3 people age 65 and older will report at least one fall a year. Of those, 20-30% sustain a serious injury that can increase their risk of early death. 90% of hip fractures occur during a fall. Additionally, ¼ of those who fall and fracture a hip will die within a year. 

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    Mindy Renfro, PT, DPT, PhD

    Mindy Renfro, PT, PhD, DPT, GCS, CPH is an adjunct faculty member at the University of Montana where she teaches in the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation and at the University of Vermont where she teaches health promotion courses on-line.  She has worked with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's Expert Panel on Falls. Her area of study is in fall risk assessment and dissemination of evidence-based programs for fall prevention.

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