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Preventing Falls


Each year, more than 1/3 of Americans age 65 & older will experience a fall


One bad fall can lead to:

  • Lengthy Hospital Stay
  • Painful Rehabilitation
  • Loss of Independence, or Worse! 

Each Year,
340,000 falls
result in broken hips

Only 1/2
of older adults hospitalized for a broken hip return home or live on their own after the injury.

Balance-related falls account for
more than 50%
of all accidental deaths in elderly


Falls don’t “just happen,” and people don’t fall because they get older.  Often, more than one underlying cause or risk factor is involved in a fall.
The Good News is many underlying causes of falls can be treated or corrected.


Featured Interview

Read the featured interview with Marc P. Pietropaoli, MD
and learn how to protect yourself from unnecessary
pain and suffering due to fall-related injuries.

Interview: ABC Channel 9 – Bridge Street

Marc P. Pietropaoli, MD and Jason Cherry, DPT interviewed by Chris Brandolino on Bridge Street about Victory Sports Medicine’s Fall Prevention Program.  During the interview, Jason performed one of the Fall Prevention tests on Chris.


  • If you are unsteady on your feet
  • If you feel like you might lose your balance or feel dizzy
  • If you have fallen within the last six months or
  • If you worry about about falling


Marc P. Pietropaoli, M.D.
791 West Genesee Street
Skaneateles, NY 13152
Phone: 315-293-3778
Fax: 315-685-7549

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