Balance & Fall Prevention
Balance is at the core of what we do. Not only is balance a part of our name, but it’s our mission to stop people from falling. Just about everyone has experienced a fall at some point after losing their balance or tripping over something. Although common, falls can be dangerous and lead to various injuries or even death. Fortunately, the most common causes of falling are preventable. Over one in four Americans, ages 65 and above –29% of seniors –fall annually. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention states: “The risk of falling increases proportionately with age.”
Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal, trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall, and every 19 minutes an older adult dies from a fall. Falls are preventable, but early intervention is key. Falling is not an inevitable result of aging; there are steps to take to improve balance and decrease the chances of falling.
Our highly educated team of skilled physical therapists realize how important balance and walking are for independent living, as well as for work activities, exercise, sports, and life in general. We have developed a world-class balance rehabilitation program that can be tailored to each person’s individual needs.
Some of the methods that our therapists use to analyze and treat your specific balance impairment include: Bertec, Gait Analysis, Fall Prevention and Balance Retraining, Fitness and Wellness Programs and, Dizziness & Vestibular Rehab