One of three adults age 65 and older falls each year, and falls are the leading cause of injury, trauma related hospital admissions and death due to injury. Many older adults and their families do not understand the factors that put them at risk for a fall and are unaware of how to reduce this risk. An effective fall prevention program has been shown to reduce fall risks through a combination of exercise and risk education.
Our Balance and Fall Program’s focus is on the prevention of future falls via education and treatment and includes the following components:
Individualized physical therapy evaluation of each patient’s deficits and goals
"I highly recommend Specialized Physical Therapy (SPT). You walk in the door at the North Asheville location and are immediately met by Kari, the outgoing and super organized receptionist. Then you are met with a smile by the same dedicated and knowledgeable person who explains and helps you through your individualized hands-on therapy session. Taylor and his skilled assistants are terrific - they listen to you and watch you and care about you. The equipment is state-of-the-art. When I leave SPT, I breathe a little deeper, walk a little taller, and feel a whole lot better. I always look forward to my next appointment. Parking is plentiful. Don’t miss this gem with a happy, upbeat vibe!"