Have you ever wondered how safe you, your parent, or any of your loved ones are? Many seniors experience a loss of balance as they age. Often, it is accepted as “simply a part of aging” when the truth is that loss of balance does not have to happen as a typical part of aging.
Generally when someone becomes unstable on their feet there is a reason. Often a particular area of the body has become weakened. Our certified physical therapists are specially trained to assess a client and determine if there is an imbalance of strength, tendons, muscles, or other reason to cause instability. Once we have determined why a person is unstable we can work on the area or areas that need to be strengthened so that walking becomes safer and easier. We retrain the body and the mind so that the person then becomes more and more stable on their feet and is much less likely to experience a fall.
Being unstable on your feet, especially during the winter months, can be life threatening. It is often difficult enough to walk on slippery, snowy stairs and walkways without having to deal with a deficiency that causes balance issues. Since we know that falls are one of the leading causes of injury among seniors there is no question that a program, such as the one GO Physical Therapy and Wellness has designed to prevent falls is much needed and very helpful. Our physical therapist will evaluate the client to determine exactly what is needed to create a program designed specifically for them. We work one-on-one with the client utilizing an array of proven techniques to strengthen and provide increased balance. Our physical therapist may also suggest walking aides and work with the client to understand how to use these aides properly.
Safety is so very important as we age and falls can not only cause injuries that may take months to recuperate from but can also result in death. One out of every three seniors end up in the emergency room due to falls. Don’t put yourself or someone you love at risk when GO Physical Therapy and Wellness can offer the answer to preventing falls and slips. We come to you, so there are no worries about having to come out in the wintery conditions or even deal with driving to special clinics and classes. Everything we need, we bring to you, creating a specially designed program to get you or your loved one up on your feet and stable. We also will help you conduct an in-home safety check in which we may suggest changes and modifications (often things as easy as removing throw rugs or installing inexpensive grab bars for stability in the bathroom) that can be made to make your home less likely of a place to slip or fall.
Senior fall prevention is one of our specialties and we can assist you at any age. Know that you or your loved one is walking with confidence and safety is first and foremost when it comes to living an active lifestyle.
Dedicated To Your Health & Well-being (and safety),