Individualized program to improve strength, balance, and stability in order to decrease the risk of falling and improving your ability to safely recover from a fall.
The CDC endorses a simple questionnaire to help people identify if they are at a risk of falling and should contact a physical therapist. If you take the following survey and score 4 or more points, then you are at a risk of having a fall!
(2 points) Have you fallen in the past year? (Y/N)
(2 points) Do you use a cane or walker for getting around? (Y/N)
(1 point) Do you ever feel unsteady when walking?
(1 point) Do you hold on to walls or furniture when walking at home? (Y/N)
(1 point) Are you worried about falling? (Y/N)
(1 point) Do you need to use your hands when standing up from a chair? (Y/N)
(1 point) Do you have trouble stepping up on a curb? (Y/N)
(1 point) Do you ever need to rush to the bathroom? (Y/N)
(1 point) Have you lost any feeling in your feet? (Y/N)
(1 point) Are you taking more than 3 total medications? (Y/N)
By performing a comprehensive evaluation, we will identify exactly what impairments are placing you at risk. We can use neuromuscular retraining methods to improve neuroplasticity, educate you on the proper recovery strategies that can save you from a fall, improve your strength and stability to keep you from losing your balance in the first place, and improve your vestibular function so that you do not get dizzy. These are just some of the things that we can do to help our patients avoid suffering a disastrous fall.
We have everything you will need! We even have a Solo-Step overhead track and harness system in every location that provides the safety and confidence necessary for a patient to overcome their fear of falling and balance deficits. This really is a game changer!