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Falls prevention in the elderly.

Ageing and disability lead to poor mobility, a deterioration of balance and weakening of the musculoskeletal system. This can be addressed by screening and assessing a person’s risk of falling  and then targeted balance training which decreases the risk of accidents and falls.

Every year, 1 in 3 elderly people in the EU and the UK will suffer a fall, resulting in 3.5 million fractures and a £44bn cost of treatment.

33% of those people with a hip fracture will die within a year.

Balance training reduces the rate of falls and hospital admissions by up to 55%, in addition to speeding up recovery times. Formula Motion could prevent 150,000 falls per year, save the EU €1.8bn and save lives.