Fall Prevention -- Dr. Cathy Arnold

Falls are the leading cause of injury related death for older adults in Canada and account for 77% of injury hospitalizations in Saskatchewan

Decreasing fall-related injuries will reduce emergency department visits and support seniors to age in place

Falls and related injuries ARE preventable

Our research team has been investigating the benefits of different types of programming and exercises to decrease fall-related injury risk.  One of our programs, FAST or Fall Arrest Strategy Training has been shown to improve fall risk factors such as balance, strength and functional ability as well as improve reaction time and ability to land and control a fall.

We have now produced a video demonstrating the key principles and examples of activities of FAST and invite you to view five short video segments in the link below. Watch for future messages of training workshops and information sessions for rehabilitation therapists, leaders in healthcare, fitness, fall prevention and older adult exercise programming. For further information, please contact Dr. Cathy Arnold cathy.arnold@usask.ca

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