Restoring balance and preventing falls is a vital part of maintaining safety and independence. Our Physical Therapists will develop an individualized rehabilitation plan to improve your balance, strength, endurance and function.
Balance therapy could be indicated if any if you have experienced any of the following:
Two or more falls in the last six months
Recent hospitalization or illness
Diagnosed with a neurological condition
Sensory changes in your feet
Dizziness or hearing loss
Take four or more medications daily
Otago Balance Program
Otago is an evidenced based fall prevention program that involves a series of exercises designed to strengthen and improve balance. It is a program that is offered at Saint Vincent Physical Therapy in order to work towards preventing falls and improving balance in older adults. It is delivered by a specially trained Physical Therapist, and it includes a 6 month and one year “check up” with your Therapist.
Falls Prevention Clinic
Held every Tuesday from 9:00 – 12:00 at Saint Vincent Hospital, our Falls Prevention Clinic employs a multi-disciplinary approach to evaluating and treating individuals in the community at the highest risk for falls and fall-related injuries.
Jarrod Faucher, D.O. Geriatrician, Director, Falls Prevention ClinicAs a geriatrician, Dr. Faucher specializes in caring for patients over the age of 65, with a focus on maintaining a patient’s functional ability to thrive in the community as much as possible.
Primary care services
Palliative care consults
Senior transition assistance
Memory loss evaluations
For more details about the clinic, you can call (508) 363-5630.
If you would like to learn more about our Balance and Fall Prevention Program, please contact us at any of the following locations:
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