As we age, older adults face many different challenges that affect their everyday life. Some of these challenges are medical (balance disorders, osteoporosis), and physical (falls, gait dysfunction).
One of the major issues that affect our elderly population is falling. It is estimated that 1 in 4 Americans over the age of 65+ fall each year, and every 11 seconds an older adult is treated in the ER due to falls. Falls threaten the independence and safety of older adults. Although falls are common it is NOT an inevitable result of aging. Physical Therapists are trained to assess a patient’s fall risk and address the deficits causing it.
Physical therapy is crucial to regain strength, balance, and activities of daily living to increase their safety and decrease their fall risk. Our physical therapists work alongside the patient/family, and physicians to work towards their individual goals, such as ambulation, stair negotiation, dressing, etc.
Our facility is equipped with state of the art equipment to address these deficits.
To learn more about how we can help, call or visit us today.