Better Balance

For Seniors, falling can bring serious consequences. Did you know that…

  • Falls are one of the most serious health risks among seniors over the age of 65, affecting more people than stroke and heart attacks combined
  • Falls are the leading cause of death due to injury in those people 65 and over.
  • 95% of hip fractures are caused by falls. 40% of those hospitalized for hip fracture do not return to independent living and 20% will die within a year.
  • More than half (55%) of all falls by seniors take place in their place of residence. An additional 23% occur outside but near their home.
  • It is estimated that 35-40% of people over the age of 65 fall each year.
  • Those who fall are twice more likely to fall again.

Many chronic medical conditions place millions more seniors at risk. Conditions like cardiovascular disease, pulmonary disease, arthritis, diabetes, osteoporosis, diminished hearing and eyesight, and Parkinsons all leave seniors vulnerable to helplessness at home.

Assessing Risk.

The first step to prevent falls.

The best treatment is PREVENTION. If you or someone you know is:

  • Living unassisted
  • Living in a house with stairs
  • Experiencing a constant fear of falling
  • Losing interest in fulfilling and usual activities
  • Feeling lonely
  • Getting dizzy after changing body position
  • Taking more than 4 prescribed medicines
  • Experiencing decreased sensation in the feet
  • Recovering from a fall within the last year
  • Changing and/or decreasing the activity level

There’s a good chance of that person suffering from a balance disorder.

Don’t wait until too late….

Testing

With the help of infrared visual technology, physicians and technicians monitor the retinal movement patterns through a series of tests. These images are the evaluated by board certified health professionals for signs of balance disorders.

Treatment

If the cause of the disorder is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo, Meniere’s Disease, or any other disorder there are courses of treatment that may be recommended. These treatments offer outstanding results in over 80% of patients diagnosed and treated with balance disorders.

Rehabilitation

Fitness is critical in fall prevention. A comprehensive, hands-on approach, active rehabilitaion strengthens gait, posture and overall stability. People diagnosed with balance disorders who actively and routinely engage in rehab protocals keep on leading rewarding and active lives.

Ankle Foot Orthotics

When necessary, AFOs are key to increase mobility and improve quality of life. AFOs can be customized with various colors and personalized embroidery.

Seniors

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