Conditions & Treatments

BALANCE/
FALL REDUCTION

Facts

  • 1 of every 3 persons age 65 and older fall each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in those over the age of 85.
  • About 1.8 million people 65 and older are treated annually in the ER for injuries sustained from falls.
  • More than 90% of hip fractures  among adults ages 65 and older are caused by falls
  • A huge percentage of those 75 and older who fracture a hip will die within 6 months.

Risk factors associated with falls

  • Older age
  • Vision Problems
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Medications (especially if 4 or more)
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, stroke, walking problems, fear of falling

Your PT will assess

  • Your fall risk
  • Your strength
  • Your balance
  • §Your medical history

Your BALANCE program

After your initial evaluation, your PT will provide you with a custom treatment program, that may consist of:

  • Specific strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Walking exercises
  • Transfer exercises (sit to stand, lying to sitting to standing)
  • Balance exercises
  • Coordination exercises

It’s a T.E.A.M Effort (Together Everyone Accomplishes More)

Everyone is different. You may require just 1 or 2 visits, or an extended care plan over several weeks or months.

Your Physical Therapist may refer you to another healthcare professional, such as an eye doctor, neurologist, or your general practitioner, if we notice anything that’s beyond our scope of practice. Together, we can help you live a happier, more independent life.

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