Balance/ Fall/ Gait

  • Balance

    Physical Therapists are experts in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of human movement and balance dysfunctions. We care for a variety of muscle, joint, and nervous system disorders that can affect your balance.

    Don’t ignore the Facts:

    • One of every three persons age 65 and older falls each year.
    • Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in those over the age of 85.
    • In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls.
    • About 1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in ERs for injuries sustained from falls (CDC 2008).

    Risk factors associated with falls:

    • Older Age
    • Vision Problems
    • Muscle Weakness
    • Medications (being on 4 or more)
    • A History of Falls
    • Medical Conditions (such as diabetes, arthritis, stroke, walking problems, fear of falling)

    Your Physical Therapist will assess:

    • Your Fall Risk
    • Your Strength
    • Your Balance
    • Your Medical History

    * Cited from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008

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