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Perfect Fit Medical Supply and Fall Prevention

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Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls threaten seniors’ safety and independence and generate enormous economic and personal costs.

However, falling is not an inevitable result of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, and fall preventions programs, the number of falls among seniors can be substantially reduced.  


According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.

  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
  • Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.
  • In 2014, the total cost of fall injuries was $31 billion.
  • The financial toll for older adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020.

Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.

Perfect Fit Medical Supply has partnered with physical therapists to develop a Fall Prevention Program for physicians to follow to improve activity of daily living deficiencies “ADL”.  The three areas on the body we focus on for fall prevention are the back, knees and ankles/feet. With supervised physical therapy and fall prevention bracing, the fall probability will be dramatically reduced, saving lives. 

Through our program, a patient is examined for the following:

  • Balance 
  • Gait
  • Muscle weakness
  • Weight transfer
  • Stability
  • Pain levels
  • Increasing or decreasing ROM
  • Posture related issues - Antalgic gait
  • History of falls

Common diagnosis associated falls

Fall prevention

Osteoarthritis

Osteoporosis

Kyphosis

Scoliosis

Herniated Disc

Stroke

Drop foot

Atrophy

Medicare

Medicaid


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