Balance disorders and falls are critical injury concerns to anyone. But the stakes are higher for older adults. In fact, falls are the leading cause of hospitalizations for seniors (Centers for Disease Control 2005) and costs approached $20 million throughout the United States during 2006 alone.
Along with fractures, the list of concurrent injury concerns includes brain injury and complications from lack of movement that can lead to more serious illness.
Ridgeview's team of physicians, audiologists and physical therapists uses the most up-to-date balance testing equipment available. Recent improvements in computer-assisted testing allows Ridgeview Rehab Specialties to pinpoint the many sources of balance changes and create a custom treatment program for each of our balance patients.
Balance is also key for athletes and performers—and Ridgeview Rehab Specialties can address the skills for recovery or for improving performance in this realm as well. Our athletic trainers and physical therapists provide both clinical and private guidance— with one-on-one workouts, consultations, runners clinics, hockey camps and more. We are ready to challenge your agility and help you meet your goals.