Fall Risk At-Home

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,

Fall Risk Assessment at Elite’s Balance Centers

Fall risk assessment is critical for older adults.  Did you know that falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admission among adults 65 years and older?  It doesn’t take long for a medical professional to notice an unpleasant pattern with elderly patients who are admitted after a fall. 

Charlotte Morris and her balance recovery from a fall.

Charlotte Morris experienced a fall while on vacation in Florida. She hit her head in the fall, causing a concussion and diminished balance which of course put her at an even higher fall risk. The increased dizziness has created a real fear of falling again therefore, she needed  a walker to feel safe when walking.

Vertigo-Balance-In-Clinic Therapy

If you have been experiencing some balance deficits for various reasons which can include, a traumatic brain injury, vertigo and/or general weakness, physical therapy can be beneficial for decreasing your fall risk and helping you to gain confidence to perform all of your usual daily activities. After an evaluation to determine where your balance deficits lie,

Dr. Amanda Abbott on How Physical Therapy Helps Diabetes Patients

Diabetes is a very common disease among a wide range of individuals. A majority of people in the U.S. either live with diabetes or know someone who has diabetes. This is why it is important for you to know the basics about diabetes including symptoms and possible treatment options.

What are the types of diabetes?

Vestibular Patient Story: Blake Huggins

It’s balance week here at Elite, and we want to highlight one of our youngest patients, Blake Huggins. Blake is a twin sibling born in 2007 at just 5 pounds, 9 ounces. Blake is a miracle baby because he was born with only half a functional heart. He was born with a congenital heart defect known as Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS).