As we age, we naturally begin to become less and less balanced due to the natural aging of our vestibular system. This decreased balance can lead to impairments in our walking and increases our likelihood of falling. What’s more, over the age of 65, falls are among the top 3 causes of death and mortality.
However, there is hope – research has continually shown that physical therapy to be an effective and reliable treatment to improve balance and decrease the risk of falling. At TierOne, our therapists use evidence-based testing to set baseline balance scores, treat the patient, track improvements and ultimately reduce fall risk. So, if you or a loved one is suffering from falls or are worried about their balance, give our team a call today!