BalanceFit Program

Why Balance Is Important - Don’t Fall For It - Prevent It

  • More than 1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year in the United States.Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths.
  • 20-30% of older adults fear falling. Normal aging causes loss of flexibility, agility and balance. These aging deficits combined with fear of falling increases the risk of falls and injuries.
  • 85% of deaths related to falls were among adults 85+.
  • In a study of people age 72 and older, the average health care cost of a fall injury totaled $19,440, which included hospital, nursing home, ER and home health care, excluding physician services.
  • Older adults who are taking more than four prescription medications are 4x more likely to sustain a fall than their peers who are taking fewer medications.
  • By 2020, the annual direct and indirect cost of all injuries is expected to reach $54.9 billion.

 

 

How BalanceFit Can Help

TPTC has developed BalanceFit, a program designed to reduce the risk of falls by:
1) Identifying risks using established researched questionnaires, tests & measures
2) Developing an individualized treatment plan
3) Promoting safe physical activity
4) Suggesting environmental modifications

Patients with these diagnoses may benefit from

  • Osteoarthritis
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Stroke
  • Diabetes
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral neuropathy
  • Vestibular pathology
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Post-hospitalization deconditioning
  • Generalized weakness
  • Visual deficits
  • Dementia
  • Obesity

Call 304-757-7293 in Teays Valley or 304-727-7293 in St. Albans to schedule a
appointment today.