INTERNAL FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO FALLS

 
 

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INTERNAL FACTORS THAT CONTRIBUTE TO FALLS

As your parent(s) approaches the "golden years", the following typically occurs:

  • »  Reaction time declines

  • »  Strength decreases

  • »  Flexibility is lost

  • »  Vision deteriorates

  • »  Posture can change

  • »  Disease can impair balance

  • »  Medications may cause dizziness, fainting, etc.

  • »  Psychological factors can increase fall risk.

    It is important to talk with your doctor about these risk factors and see if he/she will provide your parent with a referral to physical therapy.  At Healthcare Resources Home Health, we offer in-home Physical Therapy for our patients. 

    Physical therapists perform a thorough examination of your parent's neuromusculoskeletal system. Various tests include a sensory evaluation, walking tests, fear of falling tests, strength and flexibility tests, and a posture assessment to assess your parent's current status. Armed with this information, the physical therapist will create a custom program to help you and your parent achieve the desired goals.  Physical Therapy will be done in the convenience of your parents home, skilled nursing facility, assisted living, or independent living- wherever the patient resides. 

    You and your parent may receive educational information, exercises, advice, and community resources to help decrease the risk of falling.

    Make sure you give us a call to find out more at (817) 633-2273. It could be the best thing you ever do for your parents. Pass this along as well. Together, we can all decrease fall risk.

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