Balance and Fall Prevention Program
Falls among the elderly are a common and potentially serious problem. Statistics show that about 1/3 of adults over the age of 65 fall each year, and the numbers increase with age. Falls among the elderly most often occur in the home during routine daily activities, or in unfamiliar areas with uneven ground and/or poor lighting.
Physical Therapy Associates’s balance training and fall prevention program is a critical intervention for our patients. Our program begins with a five step assessment, which will help to identify those at risk for falls, and help prevent them. We will identify and address key physical factors that increase risk for falls including lower extremity muscle weakness, painful and/or unstable joints, limited range of motion and flexibility, impaired sensation in the lower extremities, and loss of coordination as a result of a stroke or degenerative/neurological disease.
Our treatment consists of:
- Appropriate patient education
- Gait training
- Low-impact strengthening
- Flexibility exercises
- Eendurance exercise
- Balance training in static & dynamic positions
Upon completion of the program, you will be given written instructions on how to continue your progress on an independent basis.
See how you can do balance exercises at home.