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...]

Our favorite fall prevention resources

Every year one-third of Americans aged 65+ falls. There are many causes and risk factors of falls in older adults such as balance, lack of strength and/or gait. Click the links below in order to learn more about fall prevention techniques. The National Council on Aging has a brief animated video to help you learn more about falls. Read this guide for fall proofing your home from the National Institute for Health shares The National Resource Center for Osteoporosis and Related Bone … [Read more...]