Balance & Fall Prevention

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Prevent Falls & Experience Life Fully

As you get older, the chances of suffering from a fall increase. The severity of falls can range from a minor disability to more serious consequences. It is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors above age 65 and nearly 1 in 2 seniors over age 80 will fall at least once a year, leading to disability. This is not something that should be taken lightly.

You don’t have to be a part of this statistic.

Common Causes of Falls

  • Dizziness
  • Decreased Mobility
  • Difficulty Walking
  • Poor Balance
  • Strokes
  • Parkinson’s
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Guillain-Barre
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Generalized Weakness
  • Use of Assistive Devices (Walkers, Canes) and More

About Balance and Fall Prevention Therapy

Falls, with or without injury, also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, self-limit activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness.

This program was developed to give you the confidence to perform everyday activities safely. It helps you maintain independence and gives you confidence in mobility without the risk of falling.

It covers a wide variety of issues with the goal to improve your balance and stop the falls.

What To Expect

  • A review of your medical history, medications
  • Feet and footwear assessment
  • Leg strength and flexibility testing
  • Assessment of your gait
  • Blood pressure and heart rate measurements while you change positions (from sitting to standing)
  • Specific balance, vestibular and coordination tests
  • Posture and vision assessment

Based on the evaluation results, our physical therapists will design an exercise and training program to improve your balance and strength as well as decrease fall risk.

Your Treatment May Include

  • Balance retraining, strength and coordination exercises to decrease weakness and improve sense of balance
  • Postural training, stretching and general conditioning exercises
  • Individualized coaching on safety, fall prevention and self-help techniques. Our physical therapists will teach you how to best manage your own risks for falling
  • Education on a home exercise program

If you have fear of falling, it will be important for you to talk with your physical therapist about it. Our therapists will work with you to determine whether there are activities that you should be doing to keep strong, as well as activities that you should avoid

Program Benefits

  • Improved ability of the brain to utilize all systems responsible for balance and adapt to specific movements
  • Improved flexibility, balance, coordination and strength
  • Decreased frequency of balance loss and falls
  • Improved quality of life
  • Decreased dependency on assistive devices (walkers, canes)

Located in Huntingdon Valley, Action Physical Therapy has been proudly serving Huntingdon Valley – 19006, Bryn Athyn – 19009, Abington – 19046, 19001, Hatboro – 19040, Southampton – 18966, Jenkintown – 19046, and Philadelphia – 19115, 19116 as the leader in outpatient Physical Therapy for over a decade. Our therapy programs are specifically designed to not only help treat the condition, but also prevent future injuries from happening. Our ultimate goal and singular mission is to get you back to doing things that you love the most as quickly as possible. We are committed to providing the highest level of customer service and treating all of our clients the way we treat our family.

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