Fall Prevention Edmonton

Rise Above the Risk of a Fall

Fall Prevention Edmonton

Falls, while seemingly innocuous, can have profound implications, especially in the lives of the older population. The aftermath can range from minor bruises to severe fractures and sometimes lead to long-term mobility issues or even decreased independence. At 50+ Physio & Performance Health Care, our commitment extends beyond treatment; our goal is proactive prevention.

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Understanding the Risk

The first step towards prevention is understanding. As we age, various factors such as muscle weakening, vision deterioration, medication side effects, or cognitive challenges can make us susceptible to falls. Recognizing these risk factors allows for tailored interventions, ensuring optimal safety.

Personalized Fall Risk Assessment

Every individual’s risk for falls is unique. Our dedicated team conducts comprehensive assessments, encompassing physical evaluations, medical history reviews, and environmental scans, to ascertain each person's unique risk factors.

Fall Prevention Program

After a comprehensive assessment, a fall prevention program is curated, and it contains a combination of the following:

1. Strengthening & Conditioning

Muscle weakness is a prime contributor to instability. Our targeted strengthening regimens aim to fortify key muscle groups, enhancing overall stability and balance. This is supplemented by conditioning exercises designed to boost stamina and coordination.

Postural Training: Helping individuals understand and maintain optimal postures, which can significantly influence balance and stability.

2. Gait Analysis & Training

Evaluating an individual’s walking pattern and offering guidance to improve walking techniques, reducing risks of tripping or losing balance.

3. Sensory Training

Enhancing sensory perception, especially in the feet and hands, so individuals can better navigate their environments and sense potential hazards.

4. Balance Training

Maintaining equilibrium is essential in preventing falls. Our state-of-the-art balance training modules incorporate a blend of static and dynamic exercises, challenging and refining one’s balance abilities over time.

5. Reflex and Reaction Time Training

Exercises and therapies are designed to improve reflexes and reduce the time one takes to react to potential fall situations.

6. Education & Awareness

Awareness is half the battle. Our education sessions empower older people with the knowledge they need, highlighting potential fall hazards and offering strategies to circumvent them.

7. Regular Follow-ups & Progress Monitoring

Prevention is an ongoing journey. Regular follow-ups ensure that interventions remain effective and any new risk factors are swiftly addressed.


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At 50 Plus Physio Health Care, we specialize in catering to the unique physiotherapy needs of those aged 50 and above. We believe that age is just a number, and everyone deserves personalized care to lead a pain-free and active life.

The Role of Footwear in Fall Prevention

Often overlooked, the shoes we wear play a pivotal role in our stability. Ill-fitting or worn-out shoes can lead to slips or trips. At 50 Plus Physio, we offer guidance on selecting the right footwear, ensuring they provide the necessary support and grip.

Home Safety Evaluations

A significant number of falls occur within the home. Our team offers home safety evaluations, recommending necessary modifications – from adding handrails and non-slip mats to optimizing lighting, ensuring a safer living environment.

Vision and Fall Correlation

Our vision is intrinsically tied to our balance. With age, vision issues like cataracts or glaucoma can distort our perception of depth or reduce clarity, increasing fall risks. Periodic vision checks, combined with our mobility training, can significantly reduce potential hazards.

Assistive Devices: Walkers, Canes, and More

For some, an extra layer of support becomes necessary. Our Health Care evaluates the need for assistive devices, ensuring they are correctly sized and tailored to individual needs. From canes to walkers, we ensure every tool is an extension of one’s self-confidence.

Mental Well-being and Fall Prevention

Anxiety about falling can sometimes be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Addressing mental well-being through relaxation techniques and counselling can often help in building confidence and reducing apprehensions about mobility.

Bridging In-Person and Online Physiotherapy for Comprehensive Fall Prevention

At 50+ Physio & Performance Health Care Edmonton, we've seamlessly integrated modern healthcare advancements to offer both online physiotherapy and at-home sessions, emphasizing fall prevention for our older population. Through virtual assessments and digital exercise plans, our online services provide convenience and community from the comfort of one's home. Meanwhile, our in-person home visits ensure thorough environmental evaluations, hands-on treatments, and practical home modification recommendations. This blend of physiotherapy for older people ensures that quality care is both accessible and personalized, catering to individual needs and circumstances, all while prioritizing safety and comfort.

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Prioritizing Safety and Independence for Our Senior Community

At 50+ Physio & Performance Health Care Edmonton, our commitment to the well-being of the older generation goes beyond typical physiotherapy. Our specialized approach to fall prevention focuses on holistic solutions, encompassing everything from hands-on treatments to adapting one's living environment. Our blend of both in-person and online services ensures that quality care is always accessible, regardless of physical mobility or location.

With the right guidance and proactive measures, falls are preventable. At 50 Plus Physio Edmonton, we stand by you, ensuring that every step you take is confident and secure. After all, the golden years should be spent enjoying life’s moments, not fearing them.

Ready to step safely into a brighter tomorrow? Schedule your personalized fall risk assessment today.

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