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