Staying Independent


Have you or a loved one experienced a stumble, trip, a fall, or near fall with or without injury? Have difficulty walking or trouble navigating through the home, and walking while holding onto furniture? Are you experiencing dizziness when getting up from bed or chair, dizziness while turning, have stiff muscles or joints, or avoiding activities?

When your answer is YES, immediate intervention is necessary, you have no time to waste.

One out of every four older adults 65 years and older falls annually. With falls being the # 1 reason older adults lose their independence, improving the odds by preventing and eliminating the risk factors for falling maybe the single one thing you need do to stay independent.

We provide specialized exercise training to clients in the comfort of their home aimed to restore and reestablish balance, mobility, strength, stability and functional fitness for seniors:​

  • at low to high fall risk

  • with and without a history of falls

  • with and without injuries​

The good news is that most falls are preventable with the appropriate and timely intervention. Falls are not an inevitable part of aging, are not a normal part of aging, and the aging process by itself does not cause someone to fall.

Screen, Assess, Intervene

Fall Risk Screening can determine fall risk in an individual and modifiable fall risk factors. Assessment of one's balance and mobility can determine possible balance impairments. Interventions such as restoring balance and mobility strength and as stability, identifying modifiable home fall risk hazards are tailored to each client and are adapted throughout the age-span.

We utilize the standardized STEADI-CDC fall risk screen and use the most appropriate tools for assessing balance, mobility, and strength, and then use the results to guide the development of functional progressive balance and mobility training programs.

There are many reasons why older adults have balance problems or why falls occur. Exercise programs for balance and mobility must specifically address the balance disorder in order to provide desired results.


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Fitness & Function

Phone 503-267-1030

info@fitnessandfunction.com

www.FitnessAndfunction.com

Mailing address

4804 NW Bethany Blvd. Suite 12 #167

Portland, OR 97229