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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.

Program Locations

Denville Campus
25 Pocono Road

Dover Campus
400 West Blackwell Street