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Gait And Balance
From over 300 Falls in One Year to Regaining Balance & Independence: Get a peak at one patient’s journey with Peak Performance Therapist, Mitch Henig. Mitch specializes in the treatment of balance disorders, fall prevention, dizziness and vertigo. With the right exercises, therapist and conviction; Mitch believes progress is possible. Watch how he changed one women’s life and explains the theory behind her treatment.
Every year, fall injuries amongst the elderly population is gradually ascending in numbers. Statistics have proven that one out every three older people experience a fall. However, the more you fall, the chances of falling again increases. Not only can falls be detrimental to ones health, but they can also lead to various expenses. With a wide variety of fall related injuries, the severity of the injury can range. From broken bones, numerous hospital visits and brain damage, falls are the cause of these multiple adverse traumas; even mortality can be the end result. Although most falls will only result in minor lacerations, a serious injury can impair an individual from living a healthy and normal life. Falling can be correlated with a sense of fear and anxiety, that can act as a prevention method for fulfilling daily routined activities. It is imperative to become knowledgable about the risk factors associated with falling, lessing the chance of a fall occurring. The greater risk factors a person exhibits, their chance of falling rises pertaining to their specific circumstances. Lower body ailments, vision deficiency and foot pain, are all risk factors for falling. Therefore, it is informative and beneficial to meet with your health care provider in order to minimize your risk factors significantly.
“Since coming to Physical Therapy, I have increased my stamina and been receiving many types of therapy to improve my ability to concentrate and remember. As a result, my overall health has improved. My therapist was very helpful in achieving my goals and improved my gait and balance as well.”