FALLING IS NOT A NATURAL
CONSEQUENCE OF AGING

ASSESSEMENT GRAPHIC

FACTS ABOUT FALLS AND OLDER ADULTS:

There are about 1,000 hip fractures every day in the United States, over 90% of which are caused by falls. "Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview." Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 2009."

The most consistent predictors of future falls are clinically detected abnormalities of gait or balance (Ganz et al, "Will My Patient Fall" JAMA, (2008) 297(1):77).

Force platform balance tests provide valid information of postural control that can be used to predict falls risk even among older people without apparent balance problems or fall history (Pajala et al, "Force Platform Balance Measures as Predictors of Indoor and Outdoor Falls
in Community-Dwelling Women Aged 63-76 Years." Journal of Gerontology, (2008) Vol.
63A, No. 2, 171-17).

Most falls can be prevented with early identification, assessment and treatment. But don't count on seniors to tell you about their balance problems; they won't - either because they don't know or they are afraid to tell you for fear of institutionalization.

CAPS™(Reg. U.S. Pat. Off.) Lite EQ uses a patented process to quickly screen and identify persons at increased risk of falling and objectively quantify their risk via age-based reference values - all in less than 60 seconds. In addition to screening and identifying asymptomatic at-risk patients, with EQ you can also:

  • in less than two minutes, conduct a complete mCTSIB test battery - the widely recognized standard for an initial balance evaluation using a force platform
  • help document medical necessity for further assessment, testing and treatment
  • provide evidence of therapy progress
  • document treatment outcomes

Watch the video, study the patient flowchart/decision tree, then contact us for a free online demo.

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