157-02 CrossBay Boulevard, Suite 202 Howard Beach, NY 11414(718) 835-0100

Fall Prevention

Fact is that one out of three seniors will experience a fall at least once each year.  Some of the many risk factors in older adults that can cause balance and fall problems are:

  • Seniors age 65 or older
  • Those with a history of falling
  • Prior history of Stroke, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, Diabetes or other pre-existing conditions
  • Unsteadiness as a result of vestibular disorders from inner ear imbalance causing dizziness and vertigo

Dr. Weinstock and our and our physical therapy team will thoroughly evaluate and create an individualized program of exercises and activities designed to:

  • strengthen weakened muscles, particularly in the ankle, knee and hips
  • increase flexibility
  • regain lost range of motion
  • improve posture, upright stability and movement

A walking regimen supplemented by balance, coordination and postural exercises may be recommended as part of the treatment plan.  For those patients who require additional support we offer the Moore Balance Brace to aid them in their fall prevention.