Fall Prevention Program

Fall Prevention Programs

Each year, millions of people suffer a fall. Most of these people are 65 and older. Falls can be life-threatening for older adults and can reduce their ability to remain independent. According to the CDC, 34,000 falls among adults 65 and older caused over 34,000 deaths in 2019, making it the leading cause of injury death for that group.

Falls may it impossible for someone to live independently or force them to cut down on their everyday activities. Falls can also cause:

  • Head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Broken wrists, arms, or ankles
  • Hip fractures

The most serious fall injury is a fractured or broken hip. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling. It is very challenging to recover from a hip fracture and many people are unable to live independently after breaking or fracturing their hip.

How to Prevent Falls:

  • Talk to your doctor
  • Do strengths and balance exercises
  • Get your eyes checked regularly
  • Make your home safer

To read more about how you can prevent falls click here.

Physical Therapy for Fall Prevention:

Our physical therapist will implement a regiment to help patients sustain a fall. They use reliable assessments to identify all the contributing factors of each individual’s fall. The goal of physical therapy is to lower the risk of falls. Fall prevention programs will meet the needs of our patients while giving them desired results, and the support they need to achieve and continue living the independent life they deserve.

Benefits of Fall Prevention Programs:

  • Increase independence for daily living activities
  • Increase independence with functional mobility
  • Decrease fall risk
  • Prevent future falls
  • Increase safety

Once you fall, your odds of falling again are doubled. So, don’t make the same mistake twice. Visit us today to learn how you can reduce the chance of falling or how you can help a loved one prevent a fall.

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