Falls Prevention Clinic

Why do falls happen? Medical Conditions- Parkinson’s, Stroke, Hypotension, Arrhythmia, Eye disease, Neuropathy, RA, Vestibular issues, Dementia (lack of cognition/alertness and poor decision making) Musculoskeletal- Muscle pain, joint pain Medications- Sedatives, Anti-hypertensives, anti-depressants Balance Issues- static balance, dynamic balance, walking How to prevent/reduce falls? Identify the issue! Underlying medical condition (parkinson’s,