1. Page, Phil PT, PhD, ATC, CSCS


The Standing Strong fall prevention program is an evidence-based exercise and education program for older adults at risk of falls. The goal of the program is to reduce risk of falls through a well-rounded exercise program including strength and balance exercises using readily accessible elastic bands and foam pads. In addition, behavioral change strategies are implemented to help increase physical activity levels after the program. Participants in Standing Strong have significantly improved balance (82%) and lower extremity strength (13%-20%), as well as significantly decreased fall rate (from 58%-16%).