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
- 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