Types of Treatment
As we age, the body begins to lose control of that righting series, and eventually, balance reactions can become sluggish and less responsive, resulting in an increased risk of falls. The Falls Prevention program is specially designed to help individuals maintain or increase their independence and identify individuals who may be at risk of falling.
Falls are the most common cause of emergency room visits among older adults. When the body is thrown off balance, there are a normal series of specific “righting reactions” the body goes through to keep itself from falling.
Standardized balance testing determines the basis for the program methods and goals. The program includes specific exercises, strength, flexibility, and proper gait, to maintain balance and prevent falls.
Fall Prevention with EPPTS can help to:
- Address loss of strength, mobility, and coordination
- Return to independent living after a fall
- Improve balance to reduce the risk of a fall
Free Screen on Us
We offer complimentary screens at all EPPTS locations. If you’ve been dealing with a nagging injury or persistent pain, don’t wait any longer.
What to Expect
Our certified clinicians will evaluate your risk of falling by assessing balance, mobility, and strength. A personalized plan of care will be designed to meet your individual needs and help you achieve your goals.
Balance training exercises will be used to help the body “practice” the balance righting series and allow reaction times to be more automatic, decreasing the risk of falls. Dynamic strengthening exercises will also prepare the body to respond and react to a loss of balance with less risk of falling.
Recommendations will be made to address factors in the home, work, and community environments that may contribute to increased fall risk.
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