Since Roel is teaching a class on fall prevention this week I felt it would be a good time to write about falls.
Falls are a prevalent and dangerous problem that affects seniors above the age of 65. Physical therapy can help prevent falls with individualized treatment plans.
Here at Remobility, we use a test called the Bergman’s Balance Test. This test measures your abilities to perform certain tasks to assess your level of balance. The results of this test help us to design a program of exercises and activities just for you, with an emphasis on strength and flexibility. Remember, physical therapists have many ways of working with you to enhance your balance!
We at Remobility feel obligated to teach the public about fall prevention. Because falling is so common and potentially serious, it is important to find out what you can do to decrease your risk and improve your mobility.
You can attend our seminars November 11, 2011 from 10-11 a.m. and 11-12 p.m. where Roel has put together a presentation on fall prevention.
Note: Neilay Patel is a Wheeler High School student who writes articles about his internship experience with Remobility Physical Therapy.