For adults over the age of 65, falling can be a major concern. Many factors could lead to falls whether it’s from physical limitations such as weakness, or difficulty with balance due to neurological deficits.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1 in every 3 adult the age of 65 or over has reported experiencing a fall. In addition, about 2 million elderly adults are treated each year in the emergency department of hospitals due to fall-related injuries.
Fall prevention is an important area to address, and physical therapists can have a major impact in reducing your risk for falls. The Physical Therapist’s guide for Fall Prevention comes from the Move Forward website, the official consumer information website of the American Physical Therapy Association. It includes great information such as conditions and symptoms related to falls and tips on how physical therapists can help you reduce the risk of falls.
Come visit Peak Physical Therapy or give us a call at 757-564-7381 and see how we can help reduce your risk for falls.