HOME SAFETY CHECKLIST FOR FALL HAZARDS
Are You at Risk of Falling?
30-40% of Elderly people living in a community fall. 50% of falls result in injuries.
So what age related factors can lead to a fall?
- Postural Stability
- Speed of Movement
- Side effects of Medication
Good news though, it is possible to minimize age related changes through exercise and functional training. Empower Physical Therapy is going to be hosting a falls prevention clinic on February 13th at 5:30 pm at our Hall Road location in Clinton Township. At the clinic our physical therapist, Sam Wenson, will go over different ways to prevent falls, a few exercises and tests you can try, and proper form and technique.