In honor of our mothers: All we ever learned we learned from our mothers
- Stand up straight
- Eat your vegetables
- Mend your wound
- Be honest
- Show compassion to others
- Get plenty of rest
I remember when my mother fell four (4) times during the fall of 2000. She was simply bending over to pick up a newspaper. The last fall resulted in a fracture of her “hip” and her downward spiral.
Often, I hear people report they fell for no reason. 1 in 4 people 65 years old and older falls each year, and over 3 million are treated in emergency departments annually for fall injuries. The CDC estimates that 53 M people 65 years of age and over will fall by 2030 with 12 M or more injuries. Nearly double the numbers of falls.
The reason may not be apparent – a fall plus an injury is a major fall.
One woman reported that she fell and hit her head. It wasn’t until months later that she realized she had headaches and neck pain from her fall. After several treatment sessions she was a new person.
Falling is not part of normal aging. Falls are preventable.
- Don’t disregard your falls.
- Don’t minimize your falls.
- Any fall with or without an injury needs attention.
- Tell your doctor if you have fallen or if you feel unsteady or fearful of falling.
- Ask for a comprehensive check-in with your physical therapist yearly.
- Ask for a medication review.
- Take care of your medical conditions.
- Get your eyes check regularly.
- Do a home safety check.
- Stay active.
Classes are offered weekly via Zoom:
- Balance in Action Mondays at 1-2pm at Casa Helotes and on Zoom
- Yoga Tuesdays/Thursdays at 5:30 pm (all levels)
- Floor Pilates Wednesdays at 11am (focus on core)
For a free Discovery Visit: 30-minute consultation with Dr. Ann Newstead, PT
Call today 210-833-8336
Ann H. Newstead, PT, DPT, PhD
14418 Old Bandera Rd
Helotes, TX 78023
Specialist in Vestibular, Geriatrics, Neurologic physical therapy
Certified Exercise Expert in Aging Adults