FYZICAL Savannah Therapy and Balance Center Spotlights National Fall Prevention Awareness Week
Trusted Savannah PT practice launches accident prevention program
(SAVANNAH, GA) FYZICAL Savannah, a physical therapy, balance, dizziness and healthy lifestyle practice, will launch awareness initiative “Fight The Fall” surrounding the importance of reducing the risk of accidental falls among the community’s aging adult population.
On Saturday, Sept. 28, the Savannah FYZICAL team will mark National Falls Prevention Awareness Week by offering free fall risk assessments between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at their clinic, located at 322 Commercial Dr. They will host a second session on Saturday, Oct. 5 for anyone who cannot attend the Sept. date.
Both screening days will be free and open to the public, but it is necessary to call in advance to book an appointment.
• One in four adults over the age of 65 falls, and the risk of falling increases with age.
• Nearly all hip fractures are caused by falls, and 53 percent of adults discharged for a fall-related hip fracture will fall again within six months.
• Falls account for 40 percent of all nursing home admissions.
• Every 11 seconds, an aging adult is treated in the ER for a fall.
• Every 19 minutes, an aging adult dies from a fall.
• The financial toll for aging adult falls is expected to increase as the population ages and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020.
At FYZICAL, fall prevention is the cornerstone of their mission. The Safety Overhead System (SOS) is an overhead track and harness system which is another unique feature of FYZICAL. The SOS is designed to protect patients from falling during the rehabilitation process while giving them the confidence they need to break through their barriers, yet in a safe environment.
“Through our use of advanced technology, information and science, our mission is to educate our community, which includes the aging adult population in addition to their caregivers, on the importance of understanding the risks associated with falls,” said Dr. Bryan Bost, Physical Therapist and Clinical Director at FYZICAL Savannah. “We’re honored to provide the Savannah community with valuable information that has the potential to save lives.”
FYZICAL is the fastest-growing system of physical therapy, balance and healthy lifestyle centers in the United States and is headquartered in Sarasota, Florida. With more than 385 centers in 44 states, FYZICAL is changing the face of healthcare through accessibility and a revolutionary franchise business model. For more information on converting an existing physical therapy practice to a FYZICAL location, visit FYZICALFranchise.com. To learn more about FYZICAL, treatment protocols and to interact with the brand on social media, visit FYZICAL.com.