It is estimated between 20-30% of seniors fall each year and falls remain the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations. It is important to know that falls are not a normal process of aging and up to 90% of falls are preventable. learn what physiotherapy can do for you.
Physiotherapy can help by
Performing a detailed assessment of your strength, balance and mobility to identify your areas of weakness
Assessing other factors that could be contributing to falls and relaying this information to your support network (physician, optometrist, family members, etc.)
Assessing your need for mobility aids like a walker, cane or other device
Assessing your home environment for fall hazards and recommending changes to make
Developing a progressive exercise program to target your strength and balance deficits
Performing gait and balance training to improve your balance reactions and reduce your risk of falls