Fall Prevention / Balance Training


Balance Training Fall Prevention Program

Several key physical, proprioceptive, neurologic and autonomic factors contribute to the risk of falls.
The goal of our Balance Training and Fall Prevention Program is to identify those at risk for falls due to musculoskeletal, neurologic or autonomic dysfunction and institute an appropriate individualized patient education and balance retraining program. Muscle training, gait retraining, vestibular adaptation exercises and customized balance retraining exercises can be instituted to significantly decrease the patients fall risk and its associated complications.

A secondary cause of balance disturbances is mild traumatic brain injury (TBI or concussion) seen increasingly in athletes participating in contact sports. Along with neurocognitive testing balance testing and retraining has recently been added to return to play protocols utilized in competitive athletes attempting to return to play after mild TBI.
  • Do you experience, dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo
  • Does your balance prevent you from doing activities you enjoy
  • Have you experienced a fall
  • Do you have a fear of falling
  • Are you unsteady on your feet
  • Do you have visual impairments, lower extremity muscle weakness or neuropathy
  • Have you been told you have autonomic dysfunction
If you answered yes to some or any of these questions you may be at risk to fall. A simple noninvasive office based 5 minute screening test can assess your fall risk. After assessment educational materials and valuable resources are provided to help you on your way back to better balance.

What types of patients are commonly treated at a balance Training fall Prevention Program?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Concussion and Post Concussive Syndrome

Vestibular Dysfunction

Frail and Elderly

Anyone with a known fall history

Stroke and TIA patients

Peripheral Neuropathy

Joint Replacement/Fractures

Musculoskeletal Dysfunction

Multiple Sclerosis

Parkinson's Disease

Treatment Options
  • Fall risk assessment and treatment with the Biodex-SD Trainer
  • Referral for Physical Therapy and or Orthotic fabrication and Management
  • Gait training
  • Vestibular Rehabilitation
  • Core Trunk and Extremity Strengthening
  • Balance and Proprioceptive Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Home Safety Education and Assessment
To make a referral

For information call 516-249-1020 Mon-Friday

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