Fall Prevention and Balance Training
Fall Prevention and Balance Training should become a priority as we age. Many people don’t realize they are at risk of a fall until it is too late. At Cray Physical Therapy we are experts in analyzing movement and balance. We identify possible fall risk factors, such as poor leg strength, flexibility or reflexes and focus on fall prevention and balance training. Our team of physical therapists are experts in the field of muscle strengthening and balance retraining.
Who is more common to Fall?
According to the World Health Organization, “While all people who fall are at risk of injury, the age, gender and health of the individual can affect the type and severity of injury. Older people have the highest risk of death or serious injury arising from a fall and the risk increases with age. ”
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
One in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year.
Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.
Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults.
Falls result in more than 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments annually, including over 800,000 hospitalizations and more than 27,000 deaths.
How will physical therapy help?
After the initial evaluation, an experienced physical therapist will create a plan based on the patients age and injury. Exercises will be given that will improve both range of motion and strength therefore restoring normal functional mobility.
Your day starts today! Get back in motion by seeking physical therapy at Cray Physical Therapy. A place where we believe in exceptional patient care and quality customer service.