Fastest Growing Healthcare Franchise Celebrates 13 New Members
Atlanta, GA, December 21, 2016 (Newswire.com) - FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers welcomes 13 new members as a result of the Game Changer event held in Atlanta, Georgia on December 10, 2016. The group has grown to over 190 clinics in 36 states in less than three years, earning a reputation for significant growth in the healthcare industry, after recently being awarded one of Entrepreneur Magazine’s Fastest Growing Franchises and Top New Franchises in 2015.
Of the companies’ rapid growth, FYZICAL Executive Matt DiMauro stated, “Everyone who joined [today] shares our vision to protect Americans from preventable injury. They are dedicated to improving patient lives. I’m proud of our accomplishments and optimistic about the future of this healthcare organization, especially with the addition of these new FYZICAL family members dedicated to helping patients across the country.”
"Everyone who joined [today] shares our vision to protect Americans from preventable injury. They are dedicated to improving patient lives. I'm proud of our accomplishments and optimistic about the future of this healthcare organization, especially with the addition of these new FYZICAL family members dedicated to helping patients across the country."
Matt DiMauro, FYZICAL Executive
So, what drives FYZICAL's mission for fall prevention?
- Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury among the elderly1
- 1/3 of the population over 65 falls each year2
- Falls account for 25% of all hospital admissions and 40% of all nursing home admissions1
- The average hospital cost for a fall-related injury is $17,0862
Double Edged Sword
According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults may voluntarily restrict their activities due to a fear of falling, which in turn increases their risk of falling.2 This group of innovators in fall prevention offer state of the art rehabilitative equipment and treatments, taking the element of fear out of balance therapy for patients, especially for those with a history of traumatic falls. This is just one example of how FYZICAL is leading the charge for fall prevention.
“We focus on ‘well-care’ as a preventive measure instead of reactive treatment of ‘sick-care’ because the time to strengthen the patient and improve their balance is before a life threatening fall occurs.” - Dr. Daniel Deems, M.D., Ph.D., FACS, FYZICAL Chief Medical Officer
The organization is quickly leading the charge to transform healthcare by providing services focused on quality outcomes, total well-being, and prevention. In the past year, FYZICAL centers have estimated the prevention of approximately 16,875 falls, 112 deaths and savings of over $103 million in health care dollars for our country.
1. National Council on Aging: https://www.ncoa.org/news/resources-for-reporters/get-the-facts/falls-prevention-facts/
2. Centers For Disease Control: https://www.cdc.gov/injury/pdfs/Falls2009CDCFactSheet-FINAL-a.pdf