Two exercises and more to improve balance and prevent falls 😱

Did you know that 3 million people seek treatment in an emergency room each year due to a fall?

Did you know that 3 million people seek treatment in a hospital emergency room each year due to a fall? And that 800,000 of those people will need to be admitted due to catastrophic injury, such as brain injury or hip fracture?

Although some risk factors cannot be avoided – those over age 60 are more prone to falls – there are steps that you can take to prevent falls from happening.

  • Remove tripping hazards such as toys, electrical cords, shoes, bags and other items from the floor.
  • Keep throw rugs to a minimum, and if you must have them, make sure they are low-profile and lie flat.
  • Wipe up spills from the floor in the kitchen and bath immediately, and keep cleaning tools such as dry mops within handy reach.
  • Make sure there is sufficient lighting at night so you can see obstacles.
  • Use a sturdy step-stool when attempting to reach high shelves.
  • Use non-skid rugs in the kitchen.
  • Wear supportive, well-fitting shoes.
  • Do not wear loose garments that you can trip over.
  • Be aware of the signs of balance apprehension – both in your loved ones and in yourself: Holding onto furniture, walls and other objects for steadiness; looking down while walking instead of straight ahead.

If you or a loved one require more advanced treatment of your balance issues, do not hesitate to give us a call at (239) 242-0070. Our balance experts CAN help you get back to what you love! 

 

The struggle is real!

kid trying to decide between apple and cupcake
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn

We get it! It is not always easy to make the healthiest choices when it comes to that mid-day snack! Give yourself permission to enjoy that occasional cupcake – and eat it slowly so that you can enjoy every last bite.

Having the occasional treat (yeah – we cannot stress that enough!) makes it easier for you to stick to your healthy eating habits every day – and gives you something to look forward to – as a treat. And if you need help kick-starting your healthy eating lifestyle, our nutrition experts are ready to help! Call us at
(239) 242-0070 or visit us online at alliedpt.com/nutrition-program.

Share This