Fall Prevention with Dr. Candace Morton
Did you miss us on WAVE 3 News Listens Live! with John Ramsey? Make sure to catch this segment with our resident expert on fall prevention, Dr. Candace Morton, as she discusses how ProRehab Physical Therapists are perfectly placed to help build strength, movement, and balance to help prevent falls from happening.
Do you know a loved one who is at risk for falling or suffers from unexplainable falls?
Falls are scary, and they can be disabling in both direct and indirect ways. Directly, they often cause injuries that can make it difficult to move and function normally. And then indirectly, they can create a significant fear of falling in many individuals, which in turn leads to less movement and activity which can then further increase the risk for another fall. Any way you slice it falls can do some serious damage to the lives and independence of older adults.
So, if you or someone close to you is in the “at-risk” population for falling, you may very well be interested in acting to somehow lower the chances. There is a variety of steps one can take to work towards reducing their fall risk, but perhaps the most direct and effective solution is to see a physical therapist for specific guidance.
Physical therapists are experts of human movement that specialize in finding ways to help patients move more effectively and confidently. As such, they are perfectly equipped to identify which older adults are at risk for falls and then guide them through the steps needed to improve their health and modify their lives in ways that will prevent falls from occurring.
Read more on How To Prevent Falls here.