Fall Prevention / Balance Training

Fall Prevention

Don’t let a fear of falling keep you from being active.

The good news is that there clinically proven ways to prevent most falls and we can help.

A collaborative effort between your doctor and our physical therapy team can make a difference.

It Starts with a Thorough Evaluation

Physical therapy starts with a thorough evaluation of your health & fall risk factors. We will then set up on on a personalized prevention program to address the findings we identify during your initial visit.

Evaluation and Treatment May Involve One or More of the Following:

  • Strength testing
  • Flexibility testing
  • Walking (gait) patterns
  • Your health history
  • Sight and hearing screenings
  • Blood pressure
  • Assistive/adaptive device use & education
  • Footwear recommendations
  • Review of your medications & side effects along with your physician
  • Strength training
  • Balance training
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Visual exercises
  • Functional exercises
  • Weight-bearing exercises
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Risk reduction/modification education
  • A personalized home program

Everyone is different so treatment programs will vary. The best thing you can do is contact our office and schedule an initial evaluation for balance treatment & our fall prevention program. In most cases, insurance will cover it.

Call Us Today For More Information.
Call Us At 717-569-4184 (North Pointe office) or 717-553-4088 (Bennett Ave. office).


Balance Training

Physical Therapists are experts in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of human movement and balance dysfunctions. We care for a variety of muscle, joint, and nervous system disorders that can affect your balance.

Don’t ignore the Facts:

  • One of every three persons age 65 and older falls each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in those over the age of 85.
  • In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls.
  • About 1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in ERs for injuries sustained from falls (CDC 2008).

Risk factors associated with falls:

  • Older Age
  • Vision Problems
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Medications (being on 4 or more)
  • A History of Falls
  • Medical Conditions (such as diabetes, arthritis, stroke, walking problems, fear of falling)

Your Physical Therapist will assess:

  • Your Fall Risk
  • Your Strength
  • Your Balance
  • Your Medical History

* Cited from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2008 www.cdc.gov.

Do you need balance training?
Call Us At 717-569-4184 (North Pointe office) or 717-553-4088 (Bennett Ave. office).