Vestibular/Balance

According to the CDC, more than one third of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States and 20% to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. We can help reduce the risk and prevent falls by:

  • Assessing your risk of falling
  • Helping you make your home as safe as possible
  • Educating you about the medical risk factors linked to falls
  • Designing individualized exercises and balance training
  • Working with other health care professionals and community services to create programs for people who want to reduce their risk of falling

Don't ignore the facts

  • One in every three persons age 65 and older falls each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in those over the age of 85.
  • In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls.
  • About 1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained from falls (CDC 2008).

Risk factors associated with falls:

  • Older Age
  • Muscle Weakness
  • A History of Falls
  • Medical Conditions Such as Diabetes, Arthritis, Stroke, Walking Problems, Fear of Falling

We will assess or evaluate your:

  • Fall Risk
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Medical History

Your Balance Program

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

  • Strengthening Exercises
  • Flexibility Exercises
  • Gait Training
  • Patient Education
  • Safety Awareness
  • Transfer Exercises
  • Balance Exercises
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Home Exercise Program