According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) one-third of adults over the age of 65 are at a higher risk for falling this year. Falls cause scrapes and bruises, but most importantly they cause about 95 percent of hip fractures in older adults.
The good news is that research shows that falls and their dangerous consequences can be reduced or even prevented with the help of a physical therapist. Exercise prevents injurious falls not only by improving balance and decreasing the risk of falling, but by also improving the speed and effectiveness of protective reflexes.
Fuller Physical Therapy evaluates a patient’s risk for falls and implements a personalized treatment plan to get the patient back to their everyday life without the worry of falling. Call us today at (270)259-0551 to balance out your everyday life.