As you get older health conditions make falls more likely. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults. Fall related injuries occur more commonly than strokes and are the most preventable cause of nursing home placement. Fall prevention may not seem like a lively topic, but it’s important.
Montgomery Foot Care Specialists can help with preventing falls. Our doctors will perform a fall risk assessment.
If you have had one or more falls, mild drop foot, peripheral neuropathy, difficulty walking, arthritis a fall risk assessment is important.
After your assessment our doctors will discuss you treatment plan. The treatment plan may consist of a review of medication, an exercise plan, physical therapy, eye exam, and ways to make your home safer.
You might qualify for a device to provide support and stability. One of the more popular devices is known as the Moore Balance Brace. We love this device because it is light weight and can fit into many shoes.
Contact the office to come in for a fall risk assessment. Today, there are proven interventions that can reduce falls and help live better and longer!