Prevention, Assessment and Intervention for Falls in Adults with Developmental Disabilities. Victoria Lamb, SDPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Student Duke University Georgetown University Health Resources Partnership. Objectives. Identify 3 common risk factors for falls.
Victoria Lamb, SDPT
Doctor of Physical Therapy Student
Health Resources Partnership
An event which results:
2. Previous Fall
Decrease strength can lead to inability to support ones self when changing positions.
Going to the bathroom
Getting out of bed
Signs of muscle weakness
Unable to stand without help
Noticeable muscle atrophy and/or wasting
Poor body posture
Pressure ulcers3. Muscle Weakness
Should include education on the following:
Physicians when changing positions.
CaregiversWho could be involved?
Transferring Tips when changing positions.
Let’s Practice! when changing positions.