Fall Prevention

Falls are among the most devastating causes of injuries, especially among older adults. A seemingly minor slip on a wet floor or tripping over an object can lead to injuries and quickly rob you of your independence. September was Fall Prevention Awareness Month, so our team at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East would like to share some fall prevention information to help you decrease your risk of preventable fall-related injuries! Continue reading to learn more!

Fall Prevention

While falls may seem minor to some, they are the leading cause of injuries, hospitalizations, and injury-related deaths among older adults. A fall can lead to devastating injuries that can keep you from the activities you love and affect your independence. For these reasons, fall prevention is an essential service we provide at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East. Here are some valuable fall prevention tips from our dedicated physical therapists:

  • Exercise – Engaging in regular exercise can help strengthen your muscles and improve your flexibility and endurance. Our physical therapists will help you discover the right activities for your situation and help you improve your overall wellness. 
  • Keep the home safe – Adjusting your home environment to remove certain risks can help reduce your chances of falling. Make sure your furniture is arranged to make clear walking pathways, and de-clutter to prevent tripping or knocking into things. You should also keep your home well-lit so you can see. 
  • Use assistive devices – If you need help feeling steady as you walk, use walking aids to help you prevent falls. Our team can help you decide the most beneficial devices for your needs and teach you how to use them safely. 

A fall could potentially derail your life, but Farmingdale Physical Therapy East is here to help! Our movement experts will evaluate your current situation, assess your fall risk, and outline a preventative physical therapy program to help you stay safe and healthy!

Contact Us

This September, join our team at Farmingdale Physical Therapy East by honoring Fall Prevention Awareness Month! To discover more information about fall prevention, be sure to contact our office today and request an appointment! 

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