Balance and Falls

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How Good is Your Body Balance & Stability? Let us perform a FREE Balance Examination. A $30 Value - No Charge

Are You Or A Loved One At Higher Fall Risk? As The Balance, Falls, Vertigo and Dizziness Specialists in Monmouth County, We Can Let You Know.

There are many misconceptions about who is considered a clinical "fall" risk. At db Ortho PT, we are the Monmouth County leader in assessing and treating balance and fall injuries that require physical therapy, but our first priority is ALWAYS to prevent falls from happening in the first place. Even if you are active, balance, muscle weakness and sometimes nagging pain can actually put you into a risk category for sustaining a severe fall injury. That's why we are ready to help with a complimentary balance examination.

Falling Facts
You Can't Ignore

  1. In the U.S. an estimated 2.5 million nonfatal falls and 24,000 fatal falls occur every year to individuals older than 65 years.
  2. Falls are the most common cause of both traumatic brain injury and fracture in older adults and are the leading cause of unintentional death for this population.
  3. There is evidence support general group exercise programs and more specific balance and exercise classes such as those provided by your local gym can help reduce fall risk. However for persons with a higher risk for falls, a more individualized program may be warranted.
  4. At db Ortho PT, you will work with a skilled Doctor of Physical Therapy who will develop an individualized program to specifically address your balance and daily activity needs.

Let our expert and caring team of Physical Therapists assess your balance, lower body strength and potential for a harmful fall. A few minutes can save you a lot of pain.

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Are you at an increased risk of fall? Maybe your balance is not quite what it used to be? Have you falling risk assed for FREE from the caring team at dbOrtho PT. Call to schedule. | Tuesday, February 11th 1pm-2:30pm in Manalapan | Tuesday, February 18th 1pm-2:30pm in Manalapan | Tuesday, February 25th 1pm-2:30pm in Manalapan

Annual PT Exam

At a yearly physical therapy "checkup," your PT will gather your medical history and observe as you participate in screening tests and other assessments to establish a baseline of your physical abilities, fitness level and personal health. Physical therapists are educated on how your musculoskeletal system functions properly and are trained to identify dysfunctions before they grow into bigger problems.

To maximize the encounter with your physical therapist, it's important to be prepared before your appointment. To ensure that you cover everything and address any issues you may be having, make a list that includes:

  • Health issues like diabetes or high blood pressure
  • Current medications, including supplements
  • Physical fitness activities
  • New activities you're considering
  • Fitness goals

The information exchange between you and your PT is critical to forming an ongoing relationship, and to ensuring that you're functioning and moving at top form. By understanding what sports and recreational activities you're currently participating in and the fitness goals you're aiming to achieve, your PT will be better prepared to make recommendations and tailor a home exercise program designed to help you achieve your goals.

Making wellness a part of your everyday life and taking steps to ensure that your musculoskeletal system is functioning at top notch can be very empowering and rewarding. Why not begin - or continue - that journey with a physical therapist? Now that you know how to prepare for a physical therapy checkup, and understand what you can expect during the appointment, the next step is to call and schedule your annual visit.