Are You In Need Of A Fall Prevention Program?
Have you ever felt unsteady while walking, as if you might fall? Have you ever tripped and had to grab a nearby railing or piece of furniture to catch yourself? Are you worried that a fall will cause you harm? If so, a fall prevention program at Progressive Rehabilitation Associates in Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, Tipton, or Williamsburg, IA may be beneficial to you.
Unfortunately, most people do not consider maintaining their balance until it is too late and they have taken a significant fall. The good news is that most falls can be avoided by exercising your balance system regularly.
Risk Factors For Falls
Some people have a higher risk of falling than others. Certain risk factors include:
- Living a sedentary life
- Overall poor health
- Heart disease
- Advanced age
- Problems with vision
- Problems with walking or staying balanced
- Previous stroke or heart attack
- Arthritis or alternative joint pain
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Being female
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Previous history of falls
Our Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, Tipton, or Williamsburg, IA physical therapist will review your medical history to identify any risk factors you may have, and then explain how this impacts your treatment and how you can reduce your fall risk. Your therapist will then perform a thorough physical examination to determine the best treatment plan for you.
What Can I Expect From A Fall Prevention Program In Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, Tipton, or Williamsburg, IA?
Your initial physical exam at Progressive Rehabilitation Associates may include vision tests, resting, and active heart rate checks, gait, balance, range of motion, and strength tests. Based on the results of these exams, our physical therapist will create a personalized treatment plan for you.
Common therapeutic methods you may encounter in your treatment plans include:
Our physical therapist will design a strength training program for you that will focus on specific muscle groups that need to be strengthened. This will improve your standing and walking balance, as well as your ability to recover from a fall.
As part of your treatment plan, you may be required to perform specific balance-based exercises, such as 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.)
Your treatment plan will address any pain you are experiencing as quickly as possible.
Our physical therapist will create an aerobic training program for you that will gradually become more demanding as your stamina improves.
Walking and moving programs
This section of your treatment plan is dedicated to restoring your normal physical function when walking and/or moving. Your physical therapist may instruct you to walk in a circle or complete an obstacle course to build up your balance.
Find Stability Again With Progressive Rehabilitation Associates
At Progressive Rehabilitation Associates our number one goal is to help you fight off fall risk and regain confidence in your balance. If you are ready to improve your balance and lower your risk of a fall-related injury, contact our Coralville, Iowa City, North Liberty, Tiffin, Tipton, or Williamsburg, IA physical therapy clinic to request an appointment and get started today!
Your Next Steps…
Request An Appointment
Receive A Custom Treatment Plan
Work Hard and Progress In Your Recovery
Recover & Enjoy Life Pain-Free!