Each year, millions of older adults fall due to loss of foot traction, changes in reflexes, changes in muscle mass, changes in vision and a variety of other factors.
Falls increase the risk of trauma injuries, fractures and potentially early death. Many adults are unaware that falls are a serious health problem that is largely preventable.
The Balance Center at The Longstreet Clinic provides comprehensive balance testing to determine whether or not a person is at risk for falls.
Some medical conditions that are associated with a higher risk for falls include:
The Balance Center provides comprehensive balance testing and, for those at risk of falls, physical therapy to reduce their fall risk.
Frank McDonald, M.D., has over 15 years in private practice in Neurology and Electrophysiology. Joining The Longstreet Clinic in 2010, Dr. McDonald utilizes the most advanced technology to diagnose and treat a variety of neurological diseases.
Holmes B. Marchman, M.D., is a founding member of The Longstreet Clinic and specializes in physical medicine and rehabilitation. Dr. Marchman currently has over 20 years of experience in restoring functional ability and quality of life to those with physical impairments or disabilities.
Our on-site physical therapists develop personalized therapy plans for those patients deemed at risk for falls, seeking to prevent injury and improve quality of life.
For questions or to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive balance screening, please contact us at 678-207-4222.