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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?

  • Balance
  • Strength
  • Postural Stability
  • Vision
  • 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.