Experiencing difficulty with walking, balance, or dizziness that limits everyday life?
Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab aims to aid individuals who may be at risk for falling, and to help them improv balance, confidence, and safety in going about daily activities. Cumberland Physical Therapy & Rehab has adopted a 6 week research-based program that is proven to enhance balance and prevent falls. Indicators of those who would benefit include:
- History of fall or near fall within the last 6 months
- A fear of falling
- Difficulty getting up from a chair
- Ataxia/ abnormal gait
- Cognitive impairment
- Parkinson’s disease
- Requires assistance with gait/assistive device (i.e. cane or walker)
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Vertigo or chronic dizziness
Fact: One third to one half of elderly persons living at home tend to fall or do fall. Among 65-year-old women nearly one in three (30 percent) will fall, and after age 85, over half of women will suffer a fall. In fact, Medicare and the CDC now recommends that everyone over the age of 60 get an annual balance check. The good news is, preventing a fall is as simple as finding and treatment.