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This article brought to you courtesy of Colton Hubler, PT, DPT of ProActive Physical Therapy, Canby Herald Physical Therapy Expert.

Colton Hubler

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans over 65 falls each year. For older adults, falls are the leading causes of fatal injury and nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions. Shockingly, an older adult is treated for a fall in the ER every 11 seconds, and an older adult

dies from a fall every19 minutes. Fall prevention programs have been proved to highly reduce one's risk of falls and improved their overall safety and independence in life's activities.

You may want to contact your doctor if you experience falling and poor balance related to vision difficulties, medications, dehydration/water imbalance, blood pressure and blood sugar.

Factors that physical therapy can help with to improve your balance include: Vestibular conditions, pain, decreased sensation/proprioception, leg and core weakness, and normal changes associated with aging.

So how can ProActive help with reducing your risk of falls and keep you on your feet safely? We will diagnose and treat any issues related to the vestibular system and strengthen your legs and core muscles. We dynamically train your muscles to be able to react quickly, provide training exercises of all types to target your individual needs and take a full assessment of the rest of your body to determine what other factors may be contributing to your limited balance including pain, tightness/stiffness and neuropathy.

If you think you may be at risk of falling, are fearful of falling, or would like to feel more stable and strong on your feet: Ask your doctor for a referral to ProActive PTS so we can keep you on your feet safely!

ProActive Physical Therapy

308 N. Ivy Street

Canby, OR 97103

503-263-6786

www.proactivepts.com