Balance and Falls
Are You Living With, OR Worried About Someone Suffering from a Loss of Balance?
If You or a Loved One Suffers from Poor Balance Then Reading This Page is a MUST.
You are not alone.
Do You Want to Become One of These Statistics?
I Am Sure You Are Saying No!
Falls are the most common cause of injury among older Canadians. Every year, it is estimated that 1 in 3 seniors aged 65 years and older are likely to fall at least once. Falls are also one of the leading causes of injury-related hospitalizations among seniors.
In 2011, an estimated 5 million Canadians, or 15% of the population, were 65 years of age or older. This number is expected to double in the next 25 years and reach 10.47 million seniors by 2036.
Many falls do not cause injuries, but one out of five falls does cause a serious injury such as a broken bone or a head injury. Such injuries can make it difficult for a person to get around, to do everyday activities, or to live on their own. Typical bone injuries from falls include wrist, arm, ankle, and hip fractures.
If you or your spouse or your parent are having issues with falling, then you need to seek help sooner rather than later. Falls can dramatically change a person’s quality of life. Seniors who are injured from a fall seldom recover fully. They often experience chronic pain, reduced mobility, loss of independence and confidence, and a compromised quality of life.
You can improve your balance and your movement reflexes to catch yourself with the proper physiotherapy exercises. Rehabilitation is a process that takes time; there is no quick fix for balance issues. When someone falls, they often develop a fear of falling again and this will put them at a higher risk for a fall. If you are less active because of your fear, you will become weaker, lack endurance, and have slow, uncertain movements which will set you up for another fall.
At Nose Creek Physiotherapy, we are here to help you conquer your “Fear of Falling” with a proper customized balance program tailored to your specific needs.
Our FREE Report talks about 8 strategies that you can use to reduce your risk of falling. Make sure to download a copy of it right away. If you have a loved one that is not computer savvy, just call the clinic at (403) 295-8590 and we will mail a copy of the FREE report to your loved one.
People often ask me, ”how do you fix balance problems?” My answer is that it is not simple. Firstly we must get to know the person’s medical history, and then we do our physiotherapy assessment to find out which modifiable risk factors they need help with. We have a long checklist that we go through, and those answers help to form our treatment plan for how we can improve their balance skills.
In the FREE REPORT we break it down into internal risk factors (your body) and external risk factors (your environment).
There are four internal risk factors. They are flexibility, strength, medication reactions, and your vision.
There are external risk factors. They are my top 10 fall hazards and how to avoid them. Proper lighting and bathroom modifications are 2 key risk factors.
Again, make sure to download the 21 page free report, so you can start your learning on how to help yourself before you engage with us in our clinic.
There are even more causes to falling that I have not covered yet!
Lack of hearing can result in more falls if you cannot adequately hear potential fall threats. We did not discuss VERTIGO, which is another cause of falls that result from an inner ear problem.
Foot pain and proper footwear are another area of concern. I could go on and on.
Because balance has multifactorial causes, we need to first talk to you and do a few tests to get to know what are the ROOT CAUSES of your fall challenges. We will go through a checklist of tests to eliminate the causes of your falls, before deciding how to best handle your unique challenges.
Claiming your FREE Discovery session is likely the best place for you to start.
To claim your FREE “Balance and Falls Risk Discovery” with one of our PTs, simply call our office at (403) 295-8590 or click here to inquire about appointment availability.
During your Free Discovery session, we’ll help you understand 2 things:
Now it is time to restore your balance and get back to the active lifestyle that you deserve to live. If you are not moving, you are not helping your health. We can help you conquer your fear of falling and keep you safe. We will identify your modifiable risk factors that we can help you change. Then we will start you on the road to recovery and independence.
We will teach you:
Talk to us...
Give us a call today at 403 295-8590 to schedule your free 30 minute “Balance and Falls Risk Discovery session”.
We look forward to helping you!
Your Nose Creek Physiotherapy Team.