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Physical Therapy can Reduce Your Chances of a Fall!

Physical Therapy can Reduce Your Chances of a Fall

Research has shown that fall prevention in the elderly can be supported through the use of physical therapy.

 

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for seniors over the age of 65, with statistics indicating that one in four Americans in this age group are affected every year.

 

Falls, which at the very least temporarily stop seniors from remaining as active as they need to be, result in over 2.8 million injuries treated in emergency departments every year.

 

These are just a few statistics representing the “bad news”. The “good news” is that many falls are preventable. Following is a checklist you may use to fix hazards in your home and thus decrease your risk of falling.

 

Floors

 

Stairs and Steps

 

Bathrooms & Kitchens

Bedrooms

 

General Safety Tips

 

Staying Healthy

 

In addition to using the household checklist provided, if you would like a fall risk assessment performed by a Physical or Occupational Therapist in your home then don’t hesitate to contact us. 

Reddy Care Physical Therapy Great Neck: 516-829-0030
Reddy Care Physical Therapy Farmingdale: 516-420-2900
In-Home Physical & Occupational Therapy: 516-829-0030

Author
Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT, CAFS, FMT Dr. Stephanie Idjadi, DPT received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the New York Institute of Technology. She has done research in Parkinson's and was published in the International Journal of Health Sciences. Stephanie began her career at Reddy-Care Physical Therapy nine years ago as a physical therapy aide while also working on marketing, recruiting, human resources and many other administrative activities. After graduating in 2015 Stephanie started her career with us as a physical therapist. As the clinical director of our Great Neck clinic, she supports a team of 9 therapists. In her role, she ensures that clinical care is delivered to the highest standards so that patients can achieve their goals.

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