Balance Program

Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy are experts in the art and science of the evaluation and treatment of human movement and balance dysfunctions. We care for a variety of muscle, joint, and nervous system disorders that can affect your balance.

Don’t ignore the facts

  • One in every three persons age 65 and older falls each year.
  • Falls are the leading cause of injury and accidental death in those over the age of 85.
  • In 2005, 15,800 people 65 and older died from injuries related to unintentional falls.
  • About 1.8 million people 65 and older were treated in ER’s for injuries sustained from falls (CDC 2008).

Risk factors associated with falls:

  • Older age
  • Muscle weakness
  • A history of falls
  • Medical conditions such as diabetes, arthritis, stroke, walking problems, fear of falling.

Gaspar Doctors of Physical Therapy will assess or evaluate your:

  • Fall risk
  • Strength
  • Balance
  • Medical history

Your balance program

After your initial evaluation your therapist will provide you with a custom treatment program, which may consist of:

  • Strengthening exercises
  • Flexibility exercises
  • Gait training
  • Patient education safety awareness
  • Transfer exercises
  • Balance exercises
  • Vestibular testing
  • Home exercise program

State-of-the-art medical technology featuring Biodex and WiiFit at select offices

  • Rapidly identifies your deficits
  • Is easy to understand
  • Helps you reach your goals faster
  • Saves you time and treatments