Fall Prevention Workshop in Austintown Aims to Keep Seniors Safe in Winter Months

According to the National Institute on Aging, more than one out of three people 65 years and older will fall each year.

Upcoming Event: Fall Prevention Workshop in Austintown Aims to Keep Seniors Safe in Winter Months

AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (January 21, 2020) – According to the National Institute on Aging, more than one out of three people 65 years and older will fall each year.

Physical therapists at TuDor Physical Therapy are raising awareness of fall-risk factors this winter season and will host a fall prevention seminar from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 31 at Austintown Senior Center, 112 Westchester Drive.

The event is free and open to the public.

Physical therapists will perform one-on-one fall-risk assessments and will demonstrate exercises to help with balance and strength to prevent falls.

Balance-certified physical therapists will also provide educational handouts on fall-risk signs and symptoms, as well as fall-prevention checklists.

Individuals of all ages are encouraged to attend to understand the signs and symptoms, as well as prevention techniques for themselves or loved ones who may be at risk.

“Fall-risk assessments help us to recommend programs to assist individuals who struggle with weakness, balance, vertigo or pain,” said Patricia Godsen, a physical therapist at TuDor. “Strength and endurance programs can be very beneficial for fall prevention and also help individuals to feel more self-confident and less fearful.”

If you or someone you know is at risk for falling, you may want to talk to your doctor about receiving a referral for physical therapy or an exercise program.

For more information, contact TuDor at 330-953-0129 or the Austintown Senior Center at 330-953-1416.

Physical Therapist Patricia Godsen monitors balance, gait and strength.
Physical Therapist Patricia Godsen monitors balance, gait and strength through a series of exercises for a fall-risk assessment.