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www.pthealth.ca:Falls Prevention

What is Falls Prevention

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Certain people – particularly seniors or people suffering from disease or injury – are at high risk of falling due to cognitive problems, decreased muscle power, poor balance and poor eyesight.

At pt Health we understand that prevention is the key to reducing serious injuries. The pt Health Falls Prevention Program does just that.

The pt Health Falls Prevention programs provide a comprehensive prevention plan and therapy options. Our goal is to minimize, if not eliminate entirely, the risk of such falls for patients in Long-Term Care facilities. The pt Health approach to falls prevention is specifically geared toward people who are at a high risk of falling or have fallen many times. Falls can be dangerous, especially if they result in head injuries or fractures in people who have weak bone density.

Thirty to forty percent of people above the age of 65 are prone to injuries from falling. Falls can result in long stays at the hospital, debilitating pain, reduced social contact, loss of independence, increased medical costs, embarrassment, and anxiety. Falls prevention means learning how to avoid falling among older patients and those who are predisposed due to existing health conditions.

Falls Prevention provides a valuable service to patients by improving balance and coordination which greatly reduces the risk of falls. If you are prone to frequent falling, participate in adventurous sports, or are suffering from arthritis and other bone or muscle related problems, this physiotherapy-based fall prevention program is an excellent option for you.

To learn more about pt Health’s Senior’s Wellness falls prevention program, please visit Senior’s Wellness Division

How it Helps

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Thirty to forty percent of people above the age of 65 are prone to injuries from falling. Falls can result in long stays at the hospital, debilitating pain, reduced social contact, loss of independence, increased medical costs, embarrassment, and anxiety.

Falls prevention means learning how to avoid falling among older patients and those who are predisposed due to existing health conditions. Falls Prevention provides a valuable service to patients by greatly reducing the risk of falls through improving balance and coordination. If you are prone to frequent falls, participate in adventurous sports, or suffer from arthritis and other bone or muscle related problems, this physiotherapy-based fall prevention program is an excellent option for you.

For more information, please click here:https://www.pthealth.ca/services/physiotherapy/ages-and-stages-of-life/falls-prevention/

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