Balance Therapy

ENT Specialists has teamed up with FYZICAL to create a Balance and Fall Prevention Center. We will be doing physical therapy to help patients with balance problems and those who are fall risk individuals.

Are You At Rick For a Fall?

  • 1/3 of the population over 65 falls each year
  • Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in an emergency room for a fall
  • Every 19 minutes, an adult in America dies from a fall
  • Falls are the leading cause of both fatal and non fatal injuries among older adults
  • In 2013, 2.5 million nonfatal falls among older adults were treated in emergency departments
  • Most fractures among older adults are caused by falls
  • The financial toll for older adults falls is expected to increase as population ages and may reach $67.7 billion by 2020

*Statistics come from the National Council on Aging and U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

FIGHT THE FALL with a Free Fall Risk Assessment

Test Your Stability

Answer these questions to help determine if you may have a balance or dizziness disorder. If you answer “yes” to one or more, you may be at risk. Call your local FYZICAL® Therapy and Balance Center for a Fall Risk Assessment.

  1. Have you fallen more than once in the past year?
  2. Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you make sudden changes, such as bending down or turning quickly?
  3. Do you feel unsteady when you are walking, climbing stairs stepping up or down a curb?
  4. Do you feel unsteady walking on uneven surfaces such as grass, gravel or sand?
  5. Do you have difficulty sitting down or getting up from a seated or lying position?
  6. Have you had a stroke or other neurological problem that has affected your balance?
  7. Do you have numbness or loss of sensation in your legs and/or feet?
  8. Do you use a walker or wheel chair, or do you need assistance to get around?
  9. Are you inactive? (Do you walk or exercise less than 60-90 minutes total per week?)
  10. Do you take medication for two or more of the following: heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, anxiety or depression?

If you can answer “yes” to one or more of these questions, you may be at risk for a balance or dizziness disorder.