Neurological Institute Outcomes
Reducing Falls in Patients With Neuromuscular Disease
Neuromuscular Patients With Frequent Falls: Change in Fall Frequency (N = 35)
Frequent falls are an important cause of mortality and morbidity in patients with neuromuscular diseases. The Neuromuscular Center regularly assesses fall frequency and works to develop individualized strategies to minimize fall risk. The range of potential interventions includes customized walking aids, physical therapy for gait retraining, home exercise for gait stability, changes in the home environment to reduce fall risk, and treatment of the underlying neuromuscular disorder.