Approximately 30% of older adults will fall at least once each year. An injury, such as a fracture or sprain, will occur in 50% of those who fall. This in turn can result in a new disability or loss of independence. The good news is that many falls can be prevented. The risk of falling in older adults can be reduced when a physiotherapist prescribes specific exercises, activities or interventions. If you have fallen or fear you are at risk of falling, your physiotherapist can help.