Are you at risk for a fall? Check out these fact:
• Over 14 million American adults aged 65 and older experience a fall each year.
• Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency room for a fall-related injury.
• In 2010, such falls resulted in direct costs to the US health care system of over $30 billion dollars.
• More than 20,000 of those falls resulted in death.
Establishing and maintaining proper balance is one of the keys to reducing the risk of falls. In fact, good balance can often counteract the effects of other risk factors such as diminished muscle strength, dizziness, and environmental obstacles, among others. Patients who are prescribed and rigorously follow a comprehensive balance training and exercise program will realize an outstanding degree of fall risk reduction.
Braces to Prevent Falls
The Moore Balance Brace is extremely effective in improving balance when worn and reducing the risk of falls. It is soft and easily fits into most shoes. If you are experiencing balance problems or perhaps have had multiple falls, visit one of our physicians to be evaluated for a Moore Balance Brace.