If you would like to pursue balance & fall prevention exercises, contact Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, and Topsail Physical Therapy.
As people age, the risk of falling goes up. Fall risks associated with aging are linked to several factors, including vision changes, the use of different medications, altered sensation in the feet, home hazards, and vestibular problems. Positional blood pressure can also be a factor, which refers to a drop in blood pressure when a person changes position quickly. Millions of adults ages 65 and over are treated for fall-related injuries annually, and a fall can have serious health consequences for anyone who experiences one. Although it’s impossible to completely eliminate the risk of falling, certain activities can lessen the risk and strengthen the balance.
Balance & fall prevention is an area of physical therapy that involves strengthening the muscles and improving the mechanics of the body to reduce the risk of falls. For some older adults, walking and even standing still can cause feelings of unsteadiness. Focusing on balance & fall prevention exercises can help these individuals feel stronger and more confident in their ability to walk, stand, and change positions safely.
If you would like to pursue balance & fall prevention exercises, contact Hampstead, Sneads Ferry, and Topsail Physical Therapy. We offer proven treatment methods that can help reduce the risk of falling, even for those who have experienced falls in the past. Our trained and licensed therapists work with people of all ages and in all stages of life, focusing on facilitating healing through strengthening imbalances and weaknesses. Give us a call to schedule your appointment or learn more about our balance & fall prevention solutions.