Whether it’s walking up the path to your front door on an icy day, riding your bike down the Erie Canal path or skiing down the trails at Bristol Mountain our bodies are constantly at work to maintain our balance. As our bodies age, we naturally lose our ability to balance and the risk for a fall increases. Falls are the leading cause for injury and even death for those over the age of 65 in the United States. Unless you are taking active steps to improve your balance with targeted exercise, you could be at risk for a fall.
The physical therapists at Agape are trained to evaluate and treat balance related impairments and diagnoses. A comprehensive evaluation will be performed to determine which body systems may be contributing to your balance deficits. Based on that evaluation your physical therapist will create an intervention program to address these deficits. Agape makes use of state of the art equipment to help you along the way. Your program may entail working on the most basic functional tasks including getting up out of a chair, walking across the room, or changing position in bed. You may then progress to higher level activities like stairs, navigating obstacles or ramps, and returning to recreational activities such as hiking, fitness classes or gym workouts.
Our ultimate goal is to help you return to a safe and mobile lifestyle that meets your personal standards and independence level.
Contact us today to schedule a balance and fall risk assessment.