Balance is a common problem, especially in older adults. 30-40% of community dwelling individuals over the age of 65 fall each year and many falls do not get reported. Falling one time DOUBLES your chance of falling again and typically creates a fear of falling. This can lead to an overall reduction in activity and decreased function, which can create another fall. One out of five falls each year causes a serious injury including broken bones and head injury.
Common causes of falling include:
- Muscle weakness
- Difficulty walking
- Vision problems
- History of falling
Our therapists are experts in treating balance and can help to restore your function and reduce overall isolation. We have years of experience and education in improving balance and reducing symptoms that cause balance issues.