Falls and fear of falling in our senior population are recognized public health crises.
Falls are the most common cause of injury-related deaths in older people, according to the CDC. Every year, approximately two million seniors have a fall that is serious enough to require immediate medical attention. This number and the financial consequences of falling are anticipated to rise as our population ages. Despite these gloomy statistics, many falls can be prevented with the help of professionals who focus on the reasons for older adults' falling.
There are a number of other causes behind falls. Neurological diseases including Parkinson's Disease, stroke, multiple sclerosis, brain damage, vertigo disorders, and neuropathy cause an increased risk of falling. Individuals living with these ailments may benefit from our therapy team's experience.
Our experts are educated in evidence-based therapies that have been shown through controlled clinical trials to reduce the incidence of falls in older persons. These therapies focus on improving the following:
* Muscle strength
* Joint range of motion
If you or someone you know is at risk for falling, call us today to schedule an appointment. We can help you stay safe and independent.