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Balance Problems

Physical Therapists are experts in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of human movement and balance dysfunctions. We care for a variety of muscle, joint, and nervous system disorders that can affect your balance.

Don’t ignore the Facts:

  • One of every three persons age 65 and older falls each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in those over the age of 85.
  • In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls.
  • About 1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in ERs for injuries sustained from falls (CDC 2008).

Risk factors associated with falls:

  • Older Age
  • Vision Problems
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Medications (being on 4 or more)
  • A History of Falls
  • Medical Conditions (such as diabetes, arthritis, stroke, walking problems, fear of falling)

Your Physical Therapist will assess:

  • Your Fall Risk
  • Your Strength
  • Your Balance
  • Your Medical History

* Cited from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008 www.cdc.gov.

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