Studies have shown that older individuals over 65 are rushed to emergency rooms due to fall-related injuries every 11 seconds. And older adults succumb to their fall-related injuries and die every 19 minutes. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal and fatal injuries in older individuals. Fall-related injuries are so common because the human body gradually loses stability as it grows older.
Over time, the human body may lose stability and balance due to spinal changes, arthritic changes, vision problems, Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and various other factors. However, regular exercise and physical therapy can restore balance and stability, allowing you to avoid potentially fatal injuries and falls. If you’re struggling with balance, please contact our physical therapists to restore your stability in Miami, FL.