Balance Training and Fall Prevention

One in three adults age 65 and older falls each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury, trauma-related hospital admissions, and death due to injury. Many older adults and their families do not understand the factors that put them at risk for a fall and are unaware of how to reduce this risk. An effective fall prevention program has been shown to reduce fall risks through a combination of exercise and risk education.


The program includes:

  • Individualized physical therapy evaluation of each patient’s deficits and goals
  • Assessment of Functional Limitations
  • Fall Risk Determination Testing
  • Range of Motion & Strength Assessment
  • Gait/Walking Assessment
  • Patient Education Including:
  • Fall Prevention Strategies
  • Household Safety
  • Use of Assistive Devices as needed
  • Individualized Home Exercise Program
  • Proper Shoe Wear
  • Balance Training
  • Strengthening and Mobility Exercises
  • Fall Recovery Tactics

Who can benefit?

  • Seniors age 65 and over
  • Individuals concerned with falling
  • Those that have experienced falls in the past
  • Those who are physically inactive
  • Those with muscle weakness and limited mobility
  • Those who have difficulty walking, getting up from a chair or remaining steady on their feet
  • Those who complain of dizziness or lightheadedness
  • Individuals with problems with the senses, such as vision or numbness in their feet


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