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Prevent Costly Fall Injuries

Prevent Costly Fall Injuries

Fall injuries are common among older adults (65+) and can be easily prevented with education and by identifying potential risk factors. Falls can cause injury, loss of independence, significant reduction in quality of life, and even death.

Direct medical bills for fall injuries are $34 billion annually and hospital visits account for two-thirds of that total, according to the Centers for Disease Control. A majority of those costs may be avoided by reaching out to a professional and identifying your own risk factors for fall injuries.

At M&M Physical Therapy, our professionals are available to help you understand your susceptibility to fall injuries. We provide you with personalized care, tailored towards your specific needs. An initial evaluation can be done to test your strength, balance, endurance, gait pattern and posture.

Following your initial evaluation, a physical therapist will develop a specialized treatment program to target specific risk factors and limitations identified during your evaluation.

In addition to your treatment program at one of M&M Physical Therapy offices, home assessments can also be performed to help you identify potential hazards.

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports:

  • One of three older people falls each year, but less than half tell their doctor.
  • Falling once doubles your chances of falling again.
  • Each year, 2.5 million older people are treated in emergency departments for fall injuries.

Take a stand and visit a trained physical therapist that can help you identify your risk factors.

Our Fall Prevention Plan checklist can help identify your likelihood of fall injury. Patients are asked 11 questions regarding their daily habits and movement and then asked to appropriately document their response on the list. Your risk of falling is greater with the more “Yes” answers you have. By following the provided prevention recommendations on the list, you can lower your risk and falling and maintain your independence.

Risk factors of falling include:

  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Use of an Assistive Device
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Visual Deficits
  • Taking Four or More Medications

With Direct Access in New Jersey, you no longer need a physician’s prescription for physical therapy, making it easier for you to feel better faster and to save money.

Call 856-234-4600 to schedule your fall prevention assessment today or request an appointment online.

 

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Success Stories

If you are looking for an experience focused on you, with people who genuinely care about you and your success at physical therapy, then look no further!

- Michelle B.

I now have an understand that getting healthy is not only physical but mental. M&M Physical Therapy made all the difference in my recovery.

-Craig S., Mt. Laurel

Twice M&M helped me... one time with thoracic back pain and the other with a herniated disc...both times I found the staff to be knowledgable and enthusiastic ...in my line of work in law enforcement I have to be 100%..they got me to my goal in a realistic amount of time.

-Tim

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M & M did a great job providing therapy for lower back pain. The Physical Therapist, Dave, was very easy to work with and eager to answer any questions I had about the condition or the treatment. The M&M office is clean and bright and the M & M staff are pleasant and friendly. After completing the treatment, I have been able to resume normal activities and I am pain free. Thank you M & M!
– Rich

I can’t begin to explain how amazing the care is at M&M. Brett, Ruth and Steve value relationships, and are a breath of fresh air in the medical field. During my time with Brett, he showed that treating your injury is just the first step. He focused on building a relationship with me, understanding my life and the stresses that I’m going through, and felt more like meeting with a trusted friend then a doctor’s appointment. I recommend everyone to give M&M Physical Therapy a try if you need an amazing group of physicians that will ensure that you recover quickly, give you personalized advice, and value ethics and customers more than anything else. They truly are the greatest group of physical therapists around! – Tim

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