Fall prevention is a form of physical therapy that helps mitigate your risk of falling and injuring yourself. Owing to age-related changes, injuries, or chronic conditions, you may be at an increased risk for trips and falls. Similarly, you might be at a higher risk of sustaining an injury from a fall due to conditions like osteoporosis, which weakens your bones.
At Advantage Physical Therapy, Jonathan provides balance and gait training to help you move around with ease and confidence. While developing your fall prevention strategies, he considers your medical history and any current diagnoses.
Jonathan also considers any falls you’ve taken in the recent past. You should write down the details of how and when you fell and any injuries you sustained from the fall. Knowing these details helps Jonathan identify specific strategies that can help you.
Many conditions and circumstances put you at an increased risk for falls. You may have trouble walking because of an injury or impaired balance due to a medical condition. In any case, fall prevention can ease your mind and help you regain the confidence to check everything off your daily to-do list.
You might benefit from fall prevention if you’re at an increased risk of falling because of:
Fall prevention is particularly beneficial if you live by yourself and if you’ve fallen before.
Fall prevention is a specific form of physical therapy in which Jonathan works with you to improve your balance and gait. He teaches you specific exercises and stretches to strengthen your muscles and keep you steady.
You work on strength-building exercises during your sessions at Advantage Physical Therapy, and Jonathan encourages you to also practice them at home. He also encourages you to:
You might also require assistive devices, like canes or walkers, to prevent you from falling while allowing you to maintain your mobility and independence.
Find out if you can benefit from fall prevention physical therapy by scheduling an appointment over the phone or online at Advantage Physical Therapy today.