The numbers are sobering. Some 36 million falls are reported by older adults each year, resulting in more than 3 million trips to the emergency room and 32,000 deaths, according to the CDC. Yet, falling is not a normal part of aging, and can be prevented with the right exercises. The physical therapist at The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center works with older adults to reduce pain naturally, and to restore and improve strength, flexibility, mobility and balance.
“From Awareness to Action” is the theme of this year’s Falls Prevention Awareness Week, Sept. 18-22, so we encourage you to speak to your medical doctor or contact us directly to learn more about the life-changing benefits of physical therapy. Our goal is to keep you on your feet and moving forward — safely and comfortably!
We are highly trained in assessing the individual needs of each and every patient, and carefully developing a treatment program customized to their specific needs. Using natural, hands-on pain-relief methods including massage and ultrasound, we treat arthritis and other inflammatory conditions to remove barriers to exercise and wellness. We teach gentle stretching techniques to increase muscle and joint flexibility, then guide you through targeted weight training to build muscle strength and stronger bones, plus cardio exercises to increase endurance.
Our patients are carefully monitored and assessed during each step of their treatment, and we continually evaluate their progress and make adjustments when necessary. When our sessions have concluded, we’ll provide the learning materials needed to maintain the gains we’ve made together during our treatment.
Whether you’ve recently had, or plan to have surgery, require rehabilitative services, or want to take precautionary action to increase balance and prevent falling, physical therapy can play a vital role. Our physical therapist at The Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Center wants our patients to stay on their feet and remain active! Please contact us today to schedule a consultation.