You’ve fallen, now what?

Despite taking necessary precautions and safety measures, sometimes falls still occur. If you or someone you know is at risk for falling, it's important to know what to do after a fall to ensure your health and safety. Below are a list of steps you need to take after you experience a fall. Step 1: Catch your breath and determine if you are injured. Step 2: If you are injured, stay where you are and try to call for help. If no one is around, try to carefully move towards a phone or where … [Read more...]

5 ways Physical Therapy can help you prevent falls

Each year, 2.5 million older Americans are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. Falls are often preventable and with the help of a Physical Therapist and personal exercise program, you can ensure your safety. Below are five ways Physical Therapists work with you to help you prevent a fall from occurring. Improve Balance Your Physical Therapist will asses your ability to balance while sitting or standing still and while … [Read more...]

You can be an olympian at any age

It's only a matter of days before the torch is lit to commence the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. This summer marks the 120th year of the summer games and the USA will be well represented with more than 550 olympians competing for the chance to take home the gold. The average age of American athletes is 27 years old, but some competitors are well into middle age. Although many athletes 'age out' of their sport due to overuse injuries, declining stamina or strength, or the desire to … [Read more...]