Every year millions of people are treated in the ER for injuries related to falls. Here at Reliant Medical Group we take falls prevention very seriously. Our comprehensive program involves looking at the entire medical picture including:
- Balance testing and safety assessment
- Address strength and mobility issues
- Review of home set up and recommendations on assistive devices such as grab bars, tub seats, getting rid of throw rugs, use of good lighting/footwear
- Recommendations if a walking aid such as a cane, walker or brace would be needed
As you can see, many things can contribute to falls. Several of our staff members are OTAGO trained, a researched based falls prevention program with proven results. A thorough Physical Therapy evaluation can help you determine what your needs are and help keep you safe!