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If you or a loved one have ever incurred an injury due to a fall, you know how important it is to find an excellent physical or occupational therapist to aid in recovery. StandStrong is focused on connecting patients with highly qualified physical and occupational therapists ready to assist with fall prevention and injury recovery. We encourage you to explore our network of specially-trained local therapists to find a provider and start treatment today!
Medicare covers the StandStrong fall prevention program.
How do physical therapists help prevent falls?Older adults often experience decreased mobility and balance, which often leads to falls. Some may think that engaging in preventative measures, such as physical therapy, can be a waste of time. However, did you know that a comprehensive fall prevention program centered on physical therapy can reduce your chances of falling by over 50%? Physical therapy providers create individualized exercise-based programs to substantially reduce the risk of a fall by strengthening muscles and improving balance. If a patient has already suffered from a fall, physical therapists can provide treatment to limit the chance of another fall.
Fall prevention through StandStrong is designed to fit each individual’s needs. Programs vary in length depending on a patient’s condition, goals and other factors. Physical therapists will also provide training in accomplishing your daily activities at and away from home to help minimize falls. It’s essential to find a physical therapist you feel comfortable with and who can help you accomplish your goals of staying healthy and independent.
Are StandStrong’s physical therapists trained in fall prevention?Finding the right physical therapist is vital in managing and maintaining your best quality of life. All StandStrong physical therapists are extensively trained in fall prevention - giving you the best chance of preventing a fall in older adults and seniors and avoiding injury.
What makes a physical therapist qualified?As you look for a physical therapist near you, think about what characteristics are desirable for your (or your loved one’s) care. What factors are important and what will make your treatment as effective as possible?
StandStrong partners with only local physical therapists who are dedicated to fall prevention. Our physical therapist partners share the following qualifications:
- Masters or doctoral degree in physical therapy from an accredited institution.
- Extensive experience in the field.
- Specialized training in fall prevention.
- Experience and specialization in the care of older adults.
- Passionate to help individuals live as independently as possible.