Monday, March 4, 2013

The Otago Exercise Program (or Otago Exercise Programme since it was developed in New Zealand!) is an individually tailored, home-based, balance and strength fall prevention program that is delivered by a physical therapist over the course of 52 weeks. Otago has been shown to reduce falls by 35 percent among high risk individuals. It was most effective for adults 80 years of age or older, who have fallen within the last year, and who have moderate to severe decreased strength and balance. For more details on Otago, please click on the Otago Team tab.