Otago Fall Prevention Program
Saint Clare’s Health Center for Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine
offers Otago Falls Prevention Program.
What is OTAGO?
Otago is a muscle strengthening and balance retraining program delivered
by a physical therapist certified in the program protocol.
The program includes the following:
- Muscle strengthening
- Balance retraining
- 12 Month surveillance.
Who Can Benefit from Otago?
Patients that can benefit from the Otago program include:
- Adults who have muscle weakness and balance difficulties as identified
by a medical professional.
- Adults who have fallen in the past or have a fear of falling.
- Adults who may have any fall risk factors.
Research Based Program
Research on the program has shown a significant reduction in falls in adults
65 years of age and older. It is supported by the Center for Disease Control
and is covered by Medicare.