HOW CAN PHYSICAL THERAPY HELP ME AVOID FALLING?
Your initial physical therapy evaluation will include several assessments to clearly define your risk factors. This may include physical dysfunctions or obstacles around the home that could contribute to a fall. Your physical therapist may conduct vision screenings, cognitive tests, assessment of vitals at rest and with activity, as well as an evaluation of gait, balance, flexibility and strength. Based on the results of this evaluation, one of our physical therapists will design a treatment plan around your specific needs. These plans are aimed first and foremost at reducing your risk of falling, but they will also aid in improving balance, strength, flexibility, endurance, and overall movement within the home. Your physical therapist may also recommend ergonomic recommendations around the home or orthotic assists to help with movement. As needed, lifestyle changes may also be suggested. This will all help in reducing your risk of falling so you can move around your home as freely and independently as possible - without fear of becoming unsteady. How can I get started? If you or a loved one is having trouble moving around at home and you are worried about the risk of a potential fall, contact FYZICAL today to set up an initial consultation. One of our dedicated physical therapists will provide the necessary care to move freely once again and reduce the risk of falling!
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STAFF SPOTLIGHT: TONY TOMKINS PT, CMPT Tony has 26 years of experience in working for and operating out patient physical therapy clinics with an emphasis on orthopedics and sports medicine. He has extensive training in the area of foot and anklemechanics alongwith the evaluation and prescription of customorthotics. He places high emphasis onmanual therapy and believes in taking a holistic and comprehensive approach to treating his patients. He is also certified in the treatment of trigger point dry needling and has been treating complex spinal and extremity injuries for a number of years. He is passionate about working with the geriatric population along with sports athletes, industrial workers, and the weekendwarrior. He is extremely personable and deeply cares about not only treating but also getting to know each and every patient. He is a father of 2 and a fitness and wellness fanatic. He can be found hiking, traveling, or spending time with his family in his spare time.
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