Our Story

A Mission to Empower

StandStrong was founded by Cary Edgar, who has helped start and manage over 100 of PT/OT practices during the past 20 years.

When Cary couldn’t find a truly comprehensive fall prevention program for his father, he decided to create one himself. Using his extensive understanding of the field, Cary studied the most current fall prevention research. He found that physical therapy alone could help. But when individualized physical therapy was combined with occupational therapy in the home to minimize fall hazards, the improvement was exponential. So Cary pulled together the essential elements from physical and occupational therapy to create the most comprehensive fall prevention program of its kind.

Falls are the number one cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among adults over 65. Research clearly shows that PT/OT can prevent over 50% of falls. Our mission is to help the over 300,000 physical and occupational therapists in the U.S. use their skills to reduce the injuries, deaths and cost of falls by at least 50%.

– Cary Edgar • Founder