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Reducing the Risk of Falling: Brought to you by the American College of Sports Medicine

Roy, Brad A. Ph.D., FACSM, FACHE; Gill, Mary Ann P.T.

ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal: March/April 2014 - Volume 18 - Issue 2 - p 4–5
doi: 10.1249/FIT.0000000000000015
DEPARTMENTS: Fitness Focus

This copy-and-share column discusses how to reduce the risk of falling.

Brad A. Roy, Ph.D., FACSM, FACHE, is an administrator/executive director at Kalispell Regional Medical Center. He is responsible for The Summit Medical Fitness Center, a 114,800 sq ft medical fitness center located in Kalispell, Montana, and a number of other hospital departments. He is the editor of the Medical Fitness Association’s Standards and Guidelines for Medical Fitness Center Facilities and a past board chairman for the Medical Fitness Association.

Mary Anne Gill, P.T., received her master’s degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Indianapolis in 1984 after completing her undergraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame. She has specialized in geriatric rehabilitation since 2005 and recently has developed and initiated a comprehensive Fall Prevention Program at the Summit Medical Fitness Center in Kalispell, MT.

© 2014 American College of Sports Medicine.