Fall Prevention and Balance Training

Falls are common in elderly above age 65. They can happen anytime and anywhere. Falls can happen inside the home, community, care facility or hospitals. Falls in elderly cause chronic pain, injury, reduced confidence and fear of a future fall. Hip fracture is the most common injury among elderly as a result of a fall. Patients impose self-restriction on their activities, which in turn increases their risk of falling due to inactivity, muscle weakness and stiffness. Falls also occur in patients with chronic neurological or acute conditions due to poor balance and weakness.

Our Program includes:
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    Exercise programs to improve movement, prevent or decrease weakness caused by lack of use and maintain range of motion
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    Activities to improve strength, mobility, walking, and balance
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    Assistance with activities of daily living, such as eating, dressing, bathing and toileting
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    Gait (walking) training with walking aids that promote independence
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    Patient and family education on condition and recourses
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    Recommendations for home environment modification to improve safety.
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    Pain management
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    Involvement in community support groups
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    Recommendation on equipment or orthotics if needed.