The First Rule of Falling is Don’t fall in the first place.
The Second Rule of falling is remember Rule #1.
Did you know 35.4% of adults 40 years and older have inner ear (vestibular) dysfunctions. That is 69 Million Americans with balance problems. This means that a lot of people are at risk for falling and you could be one of them.
Most people at risk for falling have nowhere to turn and are commonly not even referred to physical therapy or any health care specialist to help.
Even when you are referred to physical therapy, most physical therapists Do Not learn successful treatment protocols for balance and inner ear issues.
Unfortunately, most physical therapists do not know how to properly observe, diagnose, and treat people with balance problems.
The Good News is there is help for you to prevent a fall and to help you balance better.
The right Balance Training greatly reduces the chance of falling. Also, Treatment after a fall increases the odds of survival greater than 80%.
The best thing to do is to get to the root of your balance problem.
There are some quick tests you can do to check where your balance problems are coming from.
TEST ONE is Stand with your feet together, eyes open for 20 seconds. If you can safely stand still, with minimal sway, then you pass, and move on to the next test. If you fail, get help from a professional.
TEST TWO is Stand with your feet together, eyes closed for 20 seconds. If you can safely stand still and you do not lose your balance, then you pass this test, and move on to test #3. If you fail, seek help from a qualified professional.
TEST THREE and TEST FOUR are much higher level and require a qualified healthcare professional.
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Physical Therapy Connections, P.C.