Are you struggling with your balance? You may benefit from a fall prevention program!
Have you ever felt unsteady while walking, as if you were about to fall? Have you ever tripped and had to catch yourself with a nearby railing or piece of furniture? Are you concerned about being injured if you fall? If this is the case, a fall prevention program at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine in Costa Mesa, CA may benefit you.
Unfortunately, most people don’t think about how to stay balanced until it’s too late and they’ve already fallen. The good news is that most falls can be avoided by regularly exercising your balance system.
Common risk factors for falls
Some people are more likely than others to fall. Some common risk factors include:
- Previous stroke or heart attack
- Arthritis or alternative joint pain
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Being female
- Parkinson’s disease
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Previous history of falls
- Living a sedentary life
- Overall poor health
- Heart disease
- Advanced age
- Problems with vision
- Problems with walking or staying balanced
Our Costa Mesa, CA physical therapist will go over your medical history with you to identify any risk factors. They will then explain how this will affect your treatment and how you can lower your risk of falling. Following that, your therapist will perform a comprehensive physical examination to determine the best treatment plan for you.
What can I expect from a Costa Mesa, CA fall prevention program?
At Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine, your initial physical exam may include vision tests, resting, and active heart rate checks, gait, balance, range of motion, and strength tests. Our physical therapist will develop a personalized treatment plan for you based on the results of these exams.
The following are some common therapeutic methods you may encounter in your treatment plans:
Our physical therapist will create a strength training program specifically for you. This plan will concentrate on specific muscle groups that require strengthening. This will improve your balance while standing and walking, as well as your ability to recover from a fall.
You may be required to perform specific balance-based exercises as part of your treatment plan. Examples include standing on one leg or maintaining your balance while performing an intellectually demanding task (such as reciting the alphabet or reading a page from a book).
Any pain you are experiencing will be addressed as soon as possible by your treatment plan.
Our physical therapist will design an aerobic training program for you that will gradually increase in difficulty as your stamina improves.
This section of your treatment plan focuses on restoring your normal physical function while walking or moving. To improve your balance, your physical therapist may instruct you to walk in a circle or complete an obstacle course.
Searching for a way to improve your balance? Try a Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine fall prevention program!
Our primary goal at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine is to assist you in avoiding falls and regaining confidence in your balance. Make an appointment with our Costa Mesa, CA physical therapy clinic right away if you’re ready to improve your balance and reduce your chances of sustaining a fall-related injury!
How can I get started?
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If you would like to know how the Physical Therapy team at Power Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine can help you relieve your pain and return to work – we invite you to start with a completely free, no-obligation, risk free appointment at our clinic.
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*Note: This Free Discovery Session is something that we offer to people who are very nervous or skeptical about Physical Therapy – unsure of its benefits or if it is right for them. If that sounds like you, then please start with a free discovery session so that we can work with you to find out what is wrong and what can be done – without any financial risk on your part.