Types of Treatment
Did you know that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year?
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans, but there may also be other risk factors that could lead to a fall including:
- Hip Fracture
- Joint Replacement
- Back Pain
- Joint Pain
- Lower body weakness
- Vitamin D deficiency
- Walking or balance issues
- Use of some medicines (such as sedatives or antidepressants)
- Vision problems
- Foot pain or poor footwear
- Home hazards such an uneven steps or rugs and clutter
Preventing falls before they happen is the key to ensuring good physical health for older Americans. At Capitol Physical Therapy, we don’t want the fear of falling to slow you or your loved ones down.
Our team has developed an Evidence-Based Fall Prevention program to be utilized in conjunction with the normal course of physical therapy treatment. This program takes a one on one approach, designed to put safety first and ensure patients get and stay on their feet.
We provide education and training on:
- Why falls happen
- What to do if you or a loved one falls and how to get up
- How to make your home safe from falls
Benefits of our program include:
- Improving balance
- Building strength
- Increasing confidence
- Reducing the fear of falling
Our Fall Prevention Program is covered by most insurances - if you would like more information about the program, please call us, or click here to download the fall-risk assessment checklist and talk to your doctor about your risk of falling today.