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Balance Training/Fall Prevention

We especially like working on balance with the elderly simply because it is a skill that many of us can keep and actually improve during our adult life.

Have you ever lost your footing on wet or icy pavement sending your heart into high gear?  If you have, then you know how frightening losing your balance can be. Ordinarily we take our balance for granted, but it is an important and vital part of our daily life.  As many as 28% to 45% of those over 62 fall each year.  Even though our balance will decline as we age, balance exercises and balance training can limit the loss or actually improve our performance.  At GLPT, it is our pleasure everyday to work with west Michigan seniors.  We especially like working on balance with the senior population because it is so rewarding to see the effects of improved balance on the quality of life for our patients.  Balance is skill that many of us can keep and improve well into our adult life.  Often we hear something like, “I wish I would have come here sooner.”

What our patients are saying...

The people here are all kind, caring people and are very good at their jobs.  I feel very comfortable and well taken of.  They all know their jobs very well.  It feels to me like a family place and everyone is treated that way.  I tell everyone if they need PT, this is the place to go and everyone I have sent here, agrees with me.

- Dean F.