One out of every four older adults 65 years and older adult falls annually. 

Falls are the # 1 reason older adults lose their independence. 
To remain independent with a high quality of life the following are important: 

  1. Don't get sick

  2. Avoid frailty

  3. Don't fall

  4. Don't get injured 

 

Are You At Risk For Falling and Injury?

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, or walking while holding onto furniture?

Are you experiencing dizziness when getting up from bed or chair, dizziness bending over and turning, have stiff muscles or joints, avoiding activities, sits or lies down often? 

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

 

Improving Your Odds

Changing your odds by eliminating risk factors for falling and reducing the total number of fall risk factors maybe the single one thing you need do to stay independent.

Balance and mobility training to prevent and reduce falls is available and suitable for the following older adults:​

  • The older adult just beginning to experience balance problems

  • The older adult with balance and mobility problems without a history of falling

  • The older adult with balance and mobility problems with a history of falling with and without injuries


The GOOD NEWS is that most falls are preventablewith the appropriate and timely intervention.

  • Falls are not an inevitable part of aging

  • Falls are not a normal part of aging

  • 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. That is the reason why exercise programs for balance and mobility must specifically address the balance disorder in order to provide desired results.

 

Getting Started:

  1. Contact Fitness & Function, we answer your questions and want to learn about your challenges, needs, preferences and wellness goal.

  2. For in-home personal training a Medical Release for Exercise from health care provider will be obtained. We ask you to complete Health Medical History and registration. When you choose to begin with physical therapy the PT will coordinate care with you and your doctor.

  3. Schedule first session for us to obtain vital signs and baseline measurements, and conduct a balance and mobility assessment. 

  4. Schedule training sessions for the month

 

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