Fall Prevention Exercise
The Otago Exercise Program is a Fall Prevention Exercise program for high-risk older adults.
One of the key concerns for older adults is the risk of falls, which can have severe consequences. In fact, more than 30% of individuals over the age of 65 experience falls each year. This risk increases to a staggering 50% in those aged 80 and older.
We are dedicated to ensuring that our older community maintains their mobility, independence, and safety. The Otago Balance Program offers an evidence-based fall prevention solution impacting the lives of older adults.
The Importance of Fall Prevention
Research has shown fall prevention can help older adults maintain their independence and prevent potentially severe injuries sustained when falling.
The consequences of a fall can be life altering, but the good news is that falls are not an inevitable part of aging. With the right approach and the Otago Exercise Program, we can help you or your loved one enjoy a safer, more active life.
The Otago Balance Program
The Otago balance program is a tailored series of exercises to build balance and strength. These are delivered by our experienced Physical Therapist with Otago certification. The program has shown to reduce falls and fall-related injuries 35% to 40% for those with balance issues.
Otago Exercise Features:
- Strength Training: The program includes specific exercises that focus on increasing muscle strength, crucial for maintaining balance and stability.
- Balance Retraining: Balance is a key factor in preventing falls. The Otago program includes exercises to help improve balance and reduce the risk of falling.
- Walking: We address gait and walking patterns to ensure individuals can move more confidently, reducing the risk of tripping or falling during daily activities.
Otago Exercise Results
Developed in New Zealand, the Otago Exercise Program is based on solid scientific evidence. Research has demonstrated an impressive 35% to 40% reduction in falls and fall related injuries for individuals with balance issues.
We are passionate about helping older adults in our community live their best lives. Our experienced Otago certified Physical Therapist will assess, coach, and guide you over the course of six months to one year.
Don’t let the fear of falls hold you back from enjoying life to the fullest. Contact Elite Occupational and Physical Therapy today to learn more about the Otago Exercise Program and how it can help you or your loved one maintain independence, mobility, and overall well-being.