Balance & Fall Prevention

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Providing You the Way to Balance, Independence and Life!

As people grow older, they become more prone to slips and falls. This, while having dangerous consequences, can also strike a major blow to their self-confidence and cause them to lose their independence.

Talk to your doctor about your primary concerns such as a recent fall, fear of falling, or unsteady gait and ask for a referral to the Empower Balance Physical Therapy Program at Atrium Health Navicent Rehabilitation Hospital.

Elderly having a balance therapy

Did You Know?

  • 1 in 3 Americans over 65 years old falls each year
  • Every 13 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall
  • Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall
  • Falls in adults over 65 years old are the leading cause of head injuries and broken hips
  • In 2013, the total cost of fall injuries was $34 billion (78% paid by Medicare)
  • This cost may reach $67.7 billion by 2020
  • Even falls without injury can cause fear of falling, leading to physical decline, depression and social isolation

What Is Empower Balance Physical Therapy Program?

  • A unique, multifaceted outpatient physical therapy program
  • Focused on fall prevention for all age groups
  • Skilled physical therapists evaluate you, set goals and design customized treatment plans to address your unique fall risk factors
  • Includes evidence-based fall risk screening tools
  • Includes recommendations for home environment modifications to make your home safer