FALL PREVENTION PROGRAM

Clients with a history of falling are at a very high risk of falling again. Age related changes, medications, visual deficits, vestibular dysfunction and generalized weakness are all contributing factors to increasing the risk of falling. Falls can result in fractures such as hip fractures, concussions or other injuries that can lead to mortality. At Physical Therapy Associates, clients are evaluated to assess their risk of falling and are placed on a specific therapy program to improve their strength, balance and coordination. This program is considered to be an integral part of their overall rehabilitation.