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
David Weightman is our Falls Prevention physiotherapist; however, he is on a temporary leave until September 2021.
“I have battled with pelvic instability for almost 10 years and have collapsed arches of my feet due to over pronation. Over the years I have seen acupuncturists, chiropractors massage therapists and a sport therapist, yet I was not finding the relief I was looking for. When I was first treated by Aart, I noticed instant relief from my symptoms with fewer appointments than with other practitioners. With his combined techniques of manipulation, acupressure massage, and functional physical rehabilitation, Aart was able to provide pain relief with quicker results, and I was able to better manage my condition.
I am very grateful to have found Aart, and he is on my phone’s speed-dial!”.