Physical therapists are often identified by their ability to help people rehabilitate injuries, but did you know they can help you prevent an injury or even a fall before it happens? As physical therapists, we are experts in the way the human body moves. We are able to provide a unique perspective on purposeful, precise and efficient movement across the lifespan. While there are certain things that come with age, we believe that falls don’t have to be one of them!
Falls rarely happen without warning. Often, people will start showing signs of instability, balance or frailty starting as early as age 45! But don’t worry, below you’ll find 8 Ways Physical Therapy Can Help Prevent a Fall.
Reality about falls
Falls can diminish your ability to lead an active and independent life not to mention cause a lot of pain! About one-third of people over the age of 65 and almost half of people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. There usually are several reasons for a fall and often they are complex, other times it’s something simple. Every case is different, but we’d be glad to review yours!