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Avoiding Taking A Tumble

In nearly every age group, falls are the leading cause of injury among women. Older women are twice as likely as their male counterparts to suffer a fracture, especially a hip fracture. 

Curiously, even being afraid of falling can lead to reduced mobility and independence. According to one recent study, 60 percent of the elderly adults living in community dwellings who were concerned about falling either avoided or restricted everyday activities. These self-imposed limits led to a declining ability in handling the daily tasks of living over the following three-year period. To avoid this prospect, the physical therapist can suggest exercise programs that improve strength, balance and flexibility.

If you're recovering from a fall - or simply want to prevent one- call our facility. Our expert staff of physical therapists will work with you to create a unique course of therapy that can help you recover from a fall, a surgery, or some other injury. Also, we understand the unique needs of seniors and can help craft an exercise schedule that can actually prevent falls by improving your balance and strength. If you would like to schedule and appointment, call 949-429-3220, or visit our facility at 27136 B Paseo Espada, Suite 1103, San Juan Capistrano.

P.S. According to one study, a fall prevention program consisting of strength training and balance exercises reduced falls and fall-related injuries by 35% in people aged 80 and over..