As we age, we begin to lose flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination and balance. Falling is the result of a loss of any of these which can be devastating the older we get. We provide fall screenings, gait analysis, stability testing of the feet, pelvic and scapular stabilizers.
A fall risk assessment is essential to ascertain a patient’s potential for falling and perhaps injury. A complete orthopedic assessment is performed, identifying musculoskeletal imbalances right to left and agonist to antagonist.
After the assessment a treatment plan is established, reviewed with the patient and findings sent to their physician. Family is encouraged to participate in the HEP drills and trained to assist with exercise protocols including safety measures to avoid falls.