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. Longstreet Clinic’s Balance Center can help prevent them.
Do any of the following apply to you?
- Stroke survivor
- Head injury
- Elderly or aging
- Vertigo patient
- Had a previous fall
Many adults are unaware that falls are a serious health problem that is largely preventable. Falls increase the risk of trauma injuries, fractures and potentially early death. (CDC: Facts About Falls)
Some medical conditions that are associated with a higher risk for falls include:
- Peripheral neuropathy
- Recent hip or knee replacement
- Recent hip fracture
- Ringing in the ears
Longstreet Clinic’s Balance Center offers a comprehensive balance assessment program to determine whether or not a person is at risk for falls. The program includes:
- Diagnostic testing and treatment
- Fall prevention
- Balance rehabilitation
- On-site physical therapists
For questions or to schedule an appointment for a comprehensive balance screening, please contact us at 678-207-4222.