022 Improving balance among pregnant women
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that one out of four older people, meaning 65 and older, falls every year, but less than half tell their doctor. One out of every five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. There’s also a tremendous cost attached to falls. Dr. Robert Catena, from the college’s Sport Science program, is the director of the Gait and Posture Biomechanics Lab. And he says that while the CDC highlights older people falling, there’s another demographic whose falls can injury not just one person, but two, potentially more.