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• How Will Physical Therapy Help Reduce My Fall Risk? • Patient Success Spotlight • Sudoku
Whether you have a chronic condition or balance problems, seeing a physical therapist at FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers can help you return to a more active and pain-free life. Give us a call today at: Bradenton-Central Clinic: (941) 749-1734 Ellenton Clinic: (941) 721-1854 injury? If so, contact FYZICAL today so we can help you figure out the root of your problem and treat it accordingly. Am I at risk of falling? Some people have a higher risk of falling than others. Certain risk factors include:
Falling is a big issue for us all! Did you know that 1/3 of the population over 65 falls 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. Over 2.5 million adults were treated for nonfatal injuries in emergency departments in 2013. In older adults, falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries. Most people don’t think about keeping their balance “in-shape” until it is too late and they suffer a harsh fall. The good news is that most falls can easily be prevented, simply by the regular exercising of your balance system. If you have recently sustained a balance-related fall or loss of balance, then it is most important to seek the help of a specialized physical therapist immediately in order to avoid possible future injuries. It is also important for you to contact a FYZICAL physical therapist if you have any of the • Difficulty standing up from a seated position. • Difficulty standing for prolonged periods of time. • Frequent imbalance, dizziness, or unsteadiness that makes you feel as if you may fall over at any given time. Do you frequently notice an imbalance, dizziness, or unsteadiness that makes you feel as if you may fall over at any given time? Have you suffered from a fall in the past? Are you worried that you may be at risk of sustaining a fall-related following symptoms: • Dizziness or vertigo.
• Diabetes. • Previous stroke or heart attack. • Arthritis or alternative joint pain. • Problems with vision. • Problems with walking or staying balanced. • Fatigue. • Overall poor health
• Advanced age. • Being female.
• Living a sedentary life. • Previous history of falls. • Vertigo or dizziness. • Parkinson’s disease. • Alzheimer’s disease. • Heart disease.
Your FYZICAL physical therapist will assess your medical history and perform a thorough physical evaluation to determine how many risk factors toward falling you may have. They will educate you on what these factors mean, as well as what steps you can take to decrease your risk. They will determine what the best treatment plan for you will be. Contact FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers today to find out how our services can benefit you!
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