Are you worried about falling? Do you have to rush to the bathroom during the day or during the night time? Do you feel unsteady or need support while walking? Do you take medication(s) that sometimes make you feel light-headed or more tired than usual?
If you have answered 'YES' to any of the above questions then you may be at increased risk for sustaining another future fall. The impact a fall can have on an individual’s lifestyle is significant.
While working with adults aged 65+ in the Greater Milwaukee area, it has been brought to my attention that some older adults and their family members thought "falling" or having "walking and balance problems" is a normal part of aging. Unfortunately, this is far from the truth.
Having a fear of falling can lead to avoidance of physical activity and limitations in typical daily task completion. This limitation in mobility and physical activity can contribute to loss of muscle strength and endurance.
Having an unsteady feeling when you’re standing or walking can be caused by multiple reasons, but this feeling of unsteadiness can be detrimental to your ability to perform the daily task required of you as a thriving older adult. This unsteady feeling can lead to having a fear of falling.
Research has shown that if you have a fear of falling or are worried about falling, it can increase the chances of it predicting a future fall.
Taking action to improve your balance and strength is imperative to help you or your loved one avoid a fall that could potentially be life-altering. To help you or your loved one know if you are at risk of a future fall the Better Balance, Fewer Falls Checkup was created.
Quickly, find out if you or your loved one is at risk of sustaining another future fall by completing this quick questionnaire.
As an in-home physical therapy and occupational therapy provider, we help individuals like you or your loved one aged 65+ improve your mobility to keep you active and living at the most optimal level.
You can give us a phone call as your mobile, in-home physical therapy and occupational therapy provider in Waukesha. We provide our services physical therapy at home throughout the Greater Milwaukee area to help you get this problem solved.
If you are looking for the best balance exercises or wondering how to help lower your falls risk and live in Waukesha, Brookfield, New Berlin, Pewaukee, Hartland, Oconomowoc, Milwaukee, Greenfield, Franklin, Oak Creek, or in surrounding Greater Milwaukee communities, give us a quick phone call to schedule your physical therapy appointment or complete this quick form to set up your FREE 20-minute call ($75 value) with an in-home PT to discuss your current situation!
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