Fall Prevention Clinic

Peak Health Centre’s Fall Prevention Clinic is a holistic preventive treatment program. We comprehensively evaluate and give specific recommendations to patients who have history of falls for unknown reasons. We create customized patient care plans and give individualized recommendations.

We evaluate patients with a history of falls and give specific care recommendations to them and their primary care physician. Our goal is to improve your daily functions and quality of life as soon as possible.

What is a fall?

A fall is defined as unintentionally coming to rest on the ground, floor, or other lower level from a

standing, sitting or horizontal position in an movement not caused by a seizure, stroke, fainting, motor vehicle accident, or risky behavior, such as skiing, roof repair or drug overdose.

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Causes of Falling

Medical conditions : poor vision and/or hearing, dizziness, stroke, confusion, Parkinson's Disease, side

effects of some medications, and problems walking.
Environmental conditions : cluttered living areas, poor lighting, area rugs, long cords, clothing and shoes that do not fit properly.

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Did You Know?

The number of persons above the age of 60 years is fast growing, especially in India. Each year, millions

of older adults aged 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas, and can increase the risk of early death. Fortunately, falls are a public health problem that is largely preventable.

The prevention of falls is of major importance because they engender considerable mortality, morbidity and suffering for older people and their families, and incurs social costs due to hospital and nursing home admissions.

Falls can also have psychological and social consequences. Recurrent falls are a common reason for admission of previously independent elderly persons to long term care institutions. One study found that falls were a major reason for 40% of nursing home admissions. Fear of falling and the post fall anxiety syndrome are also well recognized as negative consequences of falls. The loss of self-confidence to ambulate safely can result in self-imposed functional limitations.

In an unpublished study, the mean cost per hospitalisation for fall-related injuries to a tertiary hospital is 44,266 Indian rupees (US$835) in India. In 2013, the direct medical costs of falls, adjusted for inflation, were $34 billion (Stevens JA et al. 2006).

Each year, millions of older adults aged 65 and older fall. Falls can cause moderate to severe injuries.

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