Guest Author: Coastal Orthopedics
More than one-third of people over 65 fall each year, and one fall makes you at risk for more falls. How can you create our own fall prevention plan to maximize independence in doing the things you enjoy each day? Great news! Here’s 3 steps to get started in your home or senior living facility today.
#1: Makeover your environment
Most falls happen when we trip over something unexpectedly. Take inventory of your living space:
Everything from leg strength to head movement without getting dizzy can be improved with specific exercise. Regular exercise, even 5 minutes per day, can add up to make a difference at any decade within almost any circumstance. Examples include:
Doctors don’t know what you are experiencing until you share your concerns with them. Your eyes, ears, brain, muscles, and breathing all contribute to your balance. Here are a few tips to build a great relationship with your doctors so they can help you:
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About the Author & getting more help with fall prevention:
To collaborate with a doctor or physical therapist to restore your strength, balance, and function, speak to an orthopedic specialist at Coastal Orthopedics. It’s their mission to help patients live life to the fullest. Call today at 941-792-1404 or request and appointment online at https://www.coastalorthopedics.com/.
Since 1973, Coastal Orthopedics has provided comprehensive orthopedics, sports medicine, physical therapy and pain management services to the residents of Manatee and Sarasota Counties.
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