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Fall Prevention for Seniors

Most falls occur in and around a person's home and are one of the leading causes of death among seniors. Falls are caused by a combination of risk factors and research has consistently shown that most falls can be prevented by identifying and dealing with such risks. The Fall Prevention Program at Main Street Physiotherapy is designed to reduce the risk of falling and is catered to older adults. The program will provide seniors with prolonged independence and health. Please contact the clinic for more information on this program.

Some of the factors that can cause falls:

  • Poor balance
  • Dizziness
  • Weakness
  • Depression
  • Previous fall(s)
  • Confusion/Psychosis
  • Poor vision or Hearing loss
  • Medication use

If you or someone you know has any one or more of the risk factors listed above, they may benefit from the Falls Prevention Program. The program not only focuses on strength, balance and range of motion exercises, but also includes education on the following

  • Lighting in and around the home.
  • Stairs and hand rails
  • Foot wear
  • Walking aids
  • Grab bars and other aids in bathrooms, tubs and showers.
  • Assess negative effects from medication and report them to your Physician.
Fall Prevention for Seniors Vancouver

Testimonials

“I came to Mike after a car accident in December 2013.  I have never had a care provider who has done as much as he has to help me get better and who has focused on the entirety of the situation and how it can affect healing instead of just the immediate problem at hand.  It has been a long road, but he uses a variety of techniques (including large needles which terrify me, but I have to admit work incredibly well) and is always looking beyond just the symptoms for the actual causes.  Since getting pregnant while still rehabilitating, he has been able to provide exercises and ideas to help with the pain that has come from the changes due to pregnancy coupled with the previous problems before.  He’s even managed to find ways to alleviate pain that is considered “normal” and just par for the course.  I simply can’t recommend Mike enough and already have sent anyone who is in need his way.”

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