Physical Therapy is an important aspect of fall treatment and prevention. For starters, a Physical Therapist will assess your footwear and the safety of your home to eliminate factors that could result in an inadvertent fall.
Your Therapist will use several techniques including core stabilization exercises and manual therapy to improve balance and stability. Your bodyweight is an excellent source of resistance for your muscles. The Therapist will challenge your sense of balance in a controlled environment by shifting your center of gravity. This activates important muscle groups in the neck, trunk, abdomen and hip muscles.
As the body adapts to these exercises over a period of time, the risk for falls reduces. The Therapist will also provide you with a simple exercise program that you can do at home, without the need for any equipment or devices.
I’m Physical Therapist Steve Taylor of Southern Physical and Occupational Therapy Services
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