Zionsville: Natural Ways To Relieve Arthritis

More Patient Success "Always feel better!"

"The workouts (at ZPT) are sometimes difficult and different from what I’mused todoing,butalwayseventuallydoable. Iam tiredwhen I leavemyPTsessions,butalways feelbetter thenextday.” - Cherry W. Cherry is one of our seniors who remains independent and active in our community and at her summer lake home. We wish you many more years of good strength and balance, Cherry! "I can live by myself again!" After having a serious medication reaction, Marjorie had "no sense of balance." After her physical therapy program was completed at ZPT, she was able to do most things, including walking in and around her house by herself. "The staff at ZPT "helped me a lot, so I can go home and live by myself again. They made it much easier than I thought it would be, and were very caring.” -Marjorie G. "Easier getting in and out of car!" "After following the exercise plan (established at ZPT) - stretching and balance steps, I am more able and comfortable doing all daily duties. It is easier getting in and out of the car, and I am more comfortable walking outside my home." - Dick R. Available starting September 20th: just in time for National Fall Prevention Awareness Day on September 22nd. Enlist a family member or friend to go through our checklists to assure you are doing all you can to avoid a falling episode. Come in anytime between 9 am and 7 pm onThursday, September 20th and receive a free fall prevention packet AND a quick screening to determine your balance skills. STAND UP for better balance and no falling! Not-so-fun-facts about Falling: According to theCenters forDiseaseControl andPrevention, each year, millions of older people– those65 and older – fall. In fact, more than one out of four older persons fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor! Falling once doubles your chances of falling again! One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury. Each year, 2.8 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries. Over 800,000 patients a year are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture. Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways. Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Adjusted for inflation, the direct medical costs for fall injuries are $31 billion annually. Hospital costs account for two-thirds of the total. Many conditions contribute to falling. These are called risk factors, many of which can be changed or modified to help prevent falls. They include: • Lower body weakness • Vitamin D deficiency • Difficulties with walking and balance • Use of medications such as tranquilizers, sedatives or antidepressants

Char works on her balance with Taylor's assistance.

FREE Fall Prevention Packets

BREAKING! THIS JUST IN! Boone County Senior Services LUNCH & LEARN Balance and Fall Prevention Therapists from ZPT will be featured speakers!

Friday, September 28th 12 pm at Zionsville Town Hall

• Vision problems • Foot pain or poor foot wear • Home hazards or dangers such as broken or uneven steps, throw rugs, or clutter that can be tripped over. What can you do to reduce YOUR risk factors? • Talk to your doctor and review your medications • Talk to your physical therapist and do strength and balance exercises • Talk to your optometrist and have your eyes checked • Make your home safer (come in to ZPT for your checklist, or go to the CDC website, lookforSTEADIprogram(StoppingElderlyAccidents,Deaths& Injuries)

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