We all fall down once in a while. It starts when we’re babies learning to walk and continues as we grow up and engage in sports and exercise. But when you find yourself falling down for no apparent reason, it may be a sign of a more sinister underlying cause. In this article, we are going to talk about how physical therapy can help diagnose and prevent fall issues.
Falling is not Normal
Contrary to popular belief, falling is not a “normal” side effect of getting older. If you are experiencing recurring fall episodes, it’s likely a sign that something is wrong. It could be the result of a degenerative condition, dizziness from vertigo, or something else entirely. Whatever the reason, it’s important to address fall issues as soon as possible so you can correct the underlying issues and prevent future falls. Doing so can improve your quality of life and prevent serious injuries.
How Physical Therapy can Help
Physical therapy is an extremely versatile treatment option that can address a wide range of conditions and injuries – including recurring falls. A physical therapist can help determine what exactly is causing your fall episodes. Once they have a diagnosis, they can work with you to develop a treatment strategy that will help prevent future falls and thus improve your quality of life.
Twin Cities Physical Therapy Specialists
At OrthoRehab Specialists, we take pride in the unparalleled level of care we provide to our patients. For three decades, we have been helping patients throughout the Twin Cities regain their mobility and reduce their pain. We are widely trusted by local providers – over 600 of whom regularly refer their patients to us, and we offer direct access to physical therapy care to patients in Minnesota. Contact us today to set up an appointment with a physical therapist at one of our clinics – located in Edina and downtown Minneapolis.
PT of Costa Rican National Soccer Team for 2007 World Cup in Victoria, CAN. Clinical Instructor for University of Minnesota Doctor of Physical Therapy Affiliations