Fall Prevention

“If You Living With or Worried About Someone Falling, Then Learn More About Our Fall Prevention Program…”

Are You Strugglling With Your Balance?

Have you ever felt unsteady while walking, as if you were about to fall? Have you ever tripped and had to catch yourself with a nearby railing or piece of furniture? Are you concerned about being injured if you fall? If this is the case, a fall prevention program at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance in Fort MyersCape Coral & Estero, FL may benefit you.

Unfortunately, most people don’t think about how to stay balanced until it’s too late and they’ve already fallen. The good news is that most falls can be avoided by regularly exercising your balance system.

Common Conditions That Fall Prevention Therapy Can Help With

Poor Posture

Degenerative Disc Disease

Sprain / Strain

Hypermobility Syndrome

Arthritis

What Can I Expect From a Fall Prevention Program?

While at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance  your initial balance physical exam may include vision tests, resting, and active heart rate checks, gait, balance, range of motion, and strength tests. Our physical therapists will develop a personalized treatment plan for you based on the results of these exams.

The following are some standard therapeutic methods you may encounter in your treatment plans:

Our physical therapist will create a strength training program specifically for you. This plan will concentrate on specific muscle groups that require strengthening. This will improve your balance while standing and walking, as well as your ability to recover from a fall.

You may be required to perform specific balance-based exercises as part of your treatment plan. Examples include standing on one leg or maintaining your balance while performing an intellectually demanding task (such as reciting the alphabet or reading a page from a book).

Any pain you are experiencing will be addressed as soon as possible by your treatment plan.

Our physical therapist will design an aerobic training program for you that will gradually increase in difficulty as your stamina improves.

This section of your treatment plan focuses on restoring your normal physical function while walking or moving. To improve your balance, your physical therapist may instruct you to walk in a circle or complete an obstacle course.

Common Risk Factors For Falls

Some people are more likely than others to fall. Some common risk factors include:

  • Diabetes
  • Previous stroke or heart attack
  • Arthritis or alternative joint pain
  • Fatigue
  • Vertigo or dizziness
  • Being female
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Problems with walking or staying balanced
  • Alzheimer’s disease
  • Previous history of falls
  • Living a sedentary life
  • Overall poor health
  • Heart disease
  • Advanced age
  • Problems with vision

Our Fort Myers, Cape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapist will go over your medical history with you to identify any risk factors. They will then explain how this will affect your treatment and how you can lower your risk of falling. Following that, your therapist will perform a comprehensive physical examination to determine the best treatment plan for you.

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Get in Contact With Us Today About Fall Prevention Program

Our primary goal at Back In Motion Physical Therapy & Performance is to assist you in avoiding falls and regaining confidence in your balance. Make an appointment with our Fort MyersCape Coral & Estero, FL physical therapy clinic right away if you’re ready to improve your balance and reduce your chances of sustaining a fall-related injury!

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Take the next step to overcoming your pain, stiffness, or injury by contacting our office today to discuss how we can help you.