-One out of three older people fall each year, but less than half tell their doctor. One out of five falls cause a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury.
-Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.
-Each year, over 700,000 patients are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture.
-Each year, at least 250,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures. More than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling, usually by falling sideways.
-Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries (TBI).
Our Biodex Balance System allows us to numerically track your progress as well as train your most deficient areas of balance and stability.
Other components of your session will include: obstacle negotiation, gait training, strength, flexibility, and variable surface training.
However, falls aren't something that just happen when you age, there are proven ways to reduce falls.
Balance training isn't just for older adults. We also offer higher level sport performance strength and balance assessments.
Stats from cdc.gov
Risk factors that make you more likely to fall: weakness, difficulties with walking and balance, certain medications, surgery, deconditioning, vision problems, foot pain or poor footwear, home hazards, vestibular issues, flexibility, and difficulty with obstacles in the community.
Our balance and fall prevention program includes a full assessment that will allow your physical therapist to develop an individualized program that is specific to your needs. Your PT will work with you 1-on-1 to progress your abilities and achieve your goals.