Balance & Fall Prevention
Balance, the ability to control and maintain your body’s position as it moves through space is an integral part of daily life. There are conditions that may impair your sense of balance and contribute to falls. The effects of aging are the most common causes of balance problems, but injury and disease can also create problems.
Factors that increase Fall Risk Include:
- Impaired Strength, Flexibility, and Endurance
- Poor Posture
- Disease (Diabetes, Osteoporosis)
- Home Hazards
Our fall prevention programs are designed to increase independence with functional activities, functional mobility, and safety awareness while decreasing fall risk. Research has shown that a successful fall prevention program must be multi-dimensional. Our programs address all underlying factors in addition to increasing strength and balance.