Balance Training / Fall Prevention

Did you know?

  • Falls are the leading cause of accidental death and injury in people 65 and older.
  • 33% of older adults fall annually, but only half of them talk to their doctor about it.
  • Falling is NOT a normal part of aging.

Factors that lead to falls:

  • Pain
  • Weakness
  • Older age
  • Decreased sensation in feet
  • Arthritis
  • Diabetes
  • Inner ear (vestibular) disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Neurological disease (Parkinson's, multiple sclerosis, prior stroke, etc)
  • Medications
  • Fear of falling

How Bay PT can address your balance and fall risk/prevention:

  • Comprehensive fall-risk assessment
  • Increase muscular strength
  • Decrease fall risk and prevent fall-related injuries
  • Restore functional balance
  • Improve independence and quality of life
  • Decrease fear of falling