Studies have indicated that at least 10 weeks of imbalance intervention can decrease fall risk for several months afterwards. Continuing with physical therapy (PT) for 10 weeks is not always possible so continuing with appropriate exercise after discharging from PT is imperative. Your therapist can provide with exercises to perform in that are effective, but safe. Stable surfaces such as the back of wing chairs, counter tops or interior room corners are some things that can be used to remain safe and steady. Your therapist may also recommend.
Moving furniture out of pathways
Removing throw rugs that are a trip hazard
Putting in handrails on steps and grab bars in showers
Improving lighting so trip hazards are visible
Using an assistive device when getting out of bed as this is when most people are at highest risk
Falls in the home are one of the leading causes of hospitalizations so continuing with a home exercise program provided by your therapist is vital to maintaining your health and independence.
If you have been diagnosed with Vertigo or any other balance disorder or are currently experiencing balance problems, please come see us for a free consultation to see how we can assist you in your recovery. To request an appointment, click here, or call directly to one of our three locations during regular business hours:
Cool Springs: 615-224-9810
Spring Hill: 931-489-2022