One of the biggest fears we all have as we age is …falling. And not only falling but getting hurt and injured from the fall. As the saying goes – it isn’t the fall that hurts…its the sudden stop at the bottom! That sudden stop is where trauma, injury and a possible loss of mobility and independence occurs.
Fall Prevention Program at PEAK Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation comprises of several aspects: Mobility (Range-of-Motion); Balance; & Gait.
Mobility, is the combination of joint range-of-motion & soft-tissue flexibility, is the foundation in Fall Prevention. Having normal mobility is paramount to remaining upright. Having restricted motion or being overly tight, your body isn’t able to adapt when challenged. Limited mobility, let us help get you get unstuck, unrestricted, unfrozen, and you mobile once again!
Balance is purely the ability to remain vertical when upright. Balance is maintaining your center of body over your base of support whether that is keeping your body over your “seat” while sitting or over your feet when standing. Since balance is comprised of 3 components all working in harmony, the challenge is not relying on one at the detriment of the others. Reliance on one will set up you up for a fall (pun intended) if it fails. Let us balance you out in sitting, standing , and life!
So you have good mobility and balance in place, but you have a crippling fear taking one or multiple steps? Maintaining your balance during gait is the last to be developed as we grow and the first to erode as we age. By working on Fall Prevention during gait, we can keep you moving and remain independent. Ever feel unsteady on your feet, let us make you rock steady!
Fall Prevention can be a complex issue but with the right team, PEAK Physical Therapy & Sports Rehabilitation, behind you, along aside you, supporting you – you will have more confidence standing, walking, moving…Living! Don’t live in fear – seize the opportunity to live in balance and independent!