Fall Prevention

The Importance of Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention is vital to enjoying a normal lifestyle. While it is true, statistics show that many injury-causing falls happen to senior citizens. Falls that end in a physical injury can occur to anyone, at any age.

Here are some alarming statics about injury from falls:

  • Every second of every day, an older adult (age 65+) suffers a fall in the U.S.—making falls the leading cause of injury and injury death in this age group
  • Falls are responsible for 90% of injury-related emergency room and hospital visits among adults 65+
  • 95% of hip fractures are caused by a fall
  • Falls are the most common cause of head injuries, including Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Falling once doubles your chances of falling again

The importance of Fall Prevention can not be understated. Physical therapy can prevent a fall and help you recover from injuries after a fall.

Falls and Balance Quick Assessment

Falls and Balance Quick Assessment

Check all boxes that apply

I have fallen in the past year.
I use or have been advised to use a cane or walker to get around safely.
Sometimes I feel unsteady when I am walking.
I steady myself by holding onto furniture when walking at home.
I am worried about falling.
I need to push with my hands to stand up from a chair.
I have some trouble stepping up onto a curb.
I often have to rush to the toilet.
I have lost some feeling in my feet.
I take medicine that sometimes makes me feel light-headed or more tired than usual.
I take medicine to help me sleep or improve my mood.
I often feel sad or depressed.


How Can The Therapy Network Help?

You do not have to wait until you experience a fall to visit The Therapy Network. The Therapy Network believes that the best way to prevent a fall is to meet with you before an accident.

What can you expect during your Fall Prevention visit? You will be evaluated by a professional physical therapist, including:

  • Biosway Testing
  • Balance Testing
  • Mobility Testing
  • Vestibular Testing
  • Assistance in identifying issues in your home environment
  • Assistance in scheduling an eye exam

Therapy Network Fall Prevention Center

TTN understands the importance of fall prevention therapy. In 2022, The Therapy Network opened a Fall Prevention Center within the Norfolk, Virginia, location. The center is located in an easy-access building with adjacent parking.

In total, The Therapy Network has six locations in coastal Virginia. If you live in Hampton, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, or Chesapeake, Virginia, there is a location near your neighborhood.

Although the TTN Fall Prevention Center is in Norfolk, therapy specialists work at each TTN location.

You do not need a physician’s referral to visit The Therapy Network’s Fall Prevention Center. Appointments are available today. Contact The Therapy Network and learn the steps that you can take to prevent a fall and injury.


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