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
- Previous fall(s)
- 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.
On a cold and dark November morning while riding to work my bike slid out from under me resulting in an injury to my rotator cuff. I started visiting Peter Francis two weeks later as I still could not lift my arm above my waist. He assessed my initial injuries while reviewing my overall health. Peter demonstrated that he has an extensive knowledge about the physiology of the body. After each session, I found my range of motion increased dramatically. He was able to prescribe and clearly demonstrate effective stretches and exercises I could do at home. I found Peter to be professional, knowledgeable and passionate about his job. Little does he know his new nickname is “Mr. Magic!”