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Balance and Mobility Assessment 

* 1 in 4 people over the age of 65 fall

* 1 in 2 over the age of 80 fall

* Falls are the #1 cause of Trauma related deaths (even more than car accidents)

Maintaining Balance and Mobility is the key to aging successfully!  Doing a comprehensive Balance and Mobility Assessment  will identify your impairments, weaknesses and areas of concern related to balance, mobility.  Once these areas are identified, you will be given a program specifically designed to address your areas of concern.  This will help you improve your ability to perform basic activities of daily living, such as rising from a chair or climbing a flight of stairs.  Good balance forms the foundation on which a healthy and active lifestyle is built.  It is suggested that you do the Balance Assessment every 3-6 months.  It would also be recommended to have the Posture, Mobility and Movement Assessment to identify any postural deviations that will also affect your gait and mobility.  

Testing includes:

  • Berg Balance Test
  • Fullerton Balance Test
  • Modified Clinical Test of Sensory Interaction Test
  • Senior Fitness Testing (SFT) - measures upper and lower body strength, aerobic endurance, upper and lower body flexibility, and agility/dynamic balance.  This test can tell whether your physical capacities rank in the above-normal, normal or below normal categories compared to others of the same age and gender.  Test results can also show how close you are to the threshold scores that may signify being at risk for losing functional independence.  Also by taking the test on multiple occasions and tracking your scores over time, we can monitor changes in performance.  This test can also identify specific areas of physical weakness that will need attention.  
  • Balance Efficiency Scale questionnaire (BES)
  • Fall Proof Questionnaire
  • Tinetti Gait and Balance Test
  • Heart Rate and Blood Pressure

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