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EXERCISE/PHYSICAL THERAPY

Slips & FallsCommunity-dwelling Adults 65 Years or Older, Increased Risk for Falls

GRADE

Recommended

SPECIFIC RECOMMENDATIONS

The USPSTF recommends exercise or physical therapy to prevent falls in community-dwelling adults aged 65 years or older who are at increased risk for falls.

FREQUENCY OF SERVICE

No Frequency of Service information currently available.

RISK FACTOR INFORMATION

Age itself is strongly related to risk for falls. Several clinical factors, including a history of falls, a history of mobility problems, and poor performance on the timed Get-Up-and-Go test also identify persons at increased risk for falling.