Falls are one of the greatest causes of serious health problems among older adults. The effect of a fall can greatly affect one’s quality of life such as limiting functional independence, mobility, and social activities. The fear of falling can result in further declines such as depression, isolation, anxiety, and a less active lifestyle. Rehability uses a Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning protocol established by Biodex that allows individuals to enter a program with data-driven goals.
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE RISK FACTORS?
There are various potential risk factors associated with falls including vertigo, syncope, postural hypotension, poor vision, unsteady balance, fall history, and environmental barriers. Having a combination of these risk factors may increase an individual’s fall potential.
The Biodex Balance System SD can identify a potential problem in just two minutes. The Biodex Fall Risk protocol of balance exercise will improve an individual’s ability to remain upright under challenging conditions.
CAN A THERAPIST OR ORTHOTIST HELP REDUCE YOUR FALL RISK?
Absolutely! Physical and Occupational Therapists are knowledgeable in ways to help reduce and prevent falls. After performing an assessment, therapists will develop a treatment plan addressing specific needs.
- Physical Therapists can improve strength, coordination, and endurance, perform assessments and treat balance deficits that are affecting everyday transfer safety and mobility as well as provide education to reduce falls.
- Occupational Therapists can assess and treat issues with vision, improve strength, coordination, and balance to assist with safety and independence during functional performance activities such as dressing, bathing, meal preparation, and leisure activities.
- Orthotists can evaluate current footwear and assess the need for shoe sole modification or bracing.
Are you worried about balance issues, falling, or experiencing dizziness? Are you concerned about foot drop becoming a tripping hazard? If you or a loved one are experiencing these issues, then a balance assessment should be considered.
Contact Rehability at (352) 701-0494 to learn more about how we can help you.
11216 Spring Hill Drive
Spring Hill, FL 34609