Falls happen to 1 out of 4 seniors and to put that into perspective, every 14 seconds someone is treated in the ER due to a fall. 95% of all hip fractures and 40% of nursing home admissions are due to falls. Falls also comes with serious consequences as 1 in 5 people who suffer hip fractures die within 1 year and every 29 minutes someone dies due to a fall related injury.
With these statistics, we want to do our best to make sure we do everything we can to prevent ourselves and our loved ones from falling. This starts with identifying people who are at risk. Once identified as having a risk of falling, participating in a fall prevention program has been found to improve your balance and reduce your risk. The key to improving balance is to train it. We find this best done with a safety Overhead Harness System which harnesses you to the ceiling allowing you to train your balance without the risk of falling. It can be great for people who fear falling because while harnessed there is no chance of falling.
September 23 is National Fall Prevention Day and FYZICAL Therapy and Balance Centers is “Fighting Falls in Fall”. We can help determine your risk of falling by a taking a simple questionnaire and performing the BODYQ Balance Screen. We have a team of Balance Therapists who along with our Safety Overhead Harness System can help you reduce your risk of falling and injury.
For the month of September, FYZICAL Germantown is offering FREE Fall Risk Assessments. Simply call our office at 301-235-3031 or fill out the form below and we will contact you.