Are you afraid of falling? Do you have a loved one with a history of falls? Getting older doesn’t mean you have to accept mobility and balance issues. Fall prevention starts with you.
Are you using a walker, cane, or another assistive device? Are you noticing you are placing your hands on the furniture while walking around your house for extra balance? Have you or your loved one chalked your fall risk up to “Just getting older”?
There are many causes of poor balance, but the biggest cause of increased risk of falls is inactivity. You have the power to reduce your risk of falls. Your Doctor of Physical Therapy at Live Life Physiotherapy can help you with balance exercises and fall risk physical therapy to remain active and regain lost function.
Who Benefits from Fall Prevention?
All adults benefit from fall prevention. The sooner you begin, the more function you’re able to keep throughout the years. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. (CDC) Falls are costly, often resulting in surgery, hip fractures and significant cognitive decline. One of the largest risk factors for falls is a decline in physical fitness (aging care). When someone is fearful of falling, they also perform less physical activity, leading to an increased risk of falling.
How Physical Therapy Can Help
At Live Life Physiotherapy, we provide a comprehensive evaluation in your home to identify the unique physical and environmental challenges you experience. When then develop an individualized program to address your unique needs and help mitigate risk factors to improve your confidence, and help you live life on your terms!
- Advanced Age
- Previous Falls
- Muscle Weakness
- Gait & Balance Problems
- Poor Vision
- Chronic Conditions
- Fear of Falling
- Obstacles & Tripping Hazards (rugs and furniture)
- Improper Use of Assistive Devices
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Live Life Physiotherapy exists to help people with physical ailments and mental roadblocks find their flow and flourish. If you are limiting physical activity because of a recent fall, or are afraid you or a loved one will fall, reach out today so we can help you Live Life, the way you want to live it.