HOW TO PREVENT FALLS AT HOME NEWSLETTER THE
Fyzical Therapy and Balance Center therapists take a whole-body approach to consider whether issues with the spine, hip, knee/feet contribute to imbalances. We provide intensive one-on-one care to help you achieve the greatest independence possible.We provide a range of programs and therapies to evaluate and treat balance disorders: • Assessment and Evaluation Programs • Difficulty Walking
• Gait Training and Balance Programs • Fall Prevention and Balance Retraining • Fitness and Wellness Programs • Vestibular Rehab • Functional Training
One-third of the population over the age of 65 experiences a fall each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is rushed to the emergency room for a fall. Every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. The risk of falling is serious, especially as age-related changes to strength, flexibility, and balance begin to occur in older adults. At FYZICAL, we will work together with you to investigate your medical history, symptoms, and the reasons why you are prone to falls, so we can effectively decrease your risk. We will help you understand your risk factors and teach you how to mitigate your fall risk through behavioral and environmental modifications, from the comfort of your own home. We will also
assess any physical and ergonomic impairments that could be contributing to instability while moving around your home. Through our comprehensive physical therapy evaluation, we will discover which needs of yours should be addressed within your individualized treatment plan. If you have a history of falls, or you have noticed feeling unsteady or dizzy on your feet, don’t hesitate to contact FYZICAL today! Our therapists will use treatment and analysis to help identify high risk areas in the home, and will work with you to prevent the risk of sustaining a fall-related injury.
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