According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 1 out of 3 adults (aged 65 and older) falls every year and less than half talk to their healthcare providers about it. Physical activity is a major factor in keeping good health and maintaining independence through the aging process. The balance and stability program at Advance Physical Therapy, Inc. is designed to develop balance, coordination, endurance, flexibility, and strength to reduce the risk of falls and improve activities of daily living. The most effective single fall prevention intervention is exercise, but first we need to identify the weakness in order to prescribe the appropriate training.
This program incorporates a thorough balance and fall assessment with baseline testing, neuromuscular evaluation, discussion of family history and risk factors, followed by exercises targeting balance, reaction time, posture, gait and functional activities of daily living.