SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy is the only clinic in the community to have the Biodex Balance system. This machine, the most recognized balance machine in the physical therapy profession, is utilized to administer the the Biodex Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program.
The program is a simple combination of risk-factor screening including analytical balance testing in conjunction with universally accepted normative data and medical protocols. If a patient is found to be at risk of falling, there is an array of interventions and exercises that can help restore balance and reduce the risk. Biodex supports intervention with patient education and exercise plans.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), falls are a public health problem that is fully preventable. Every year, millions of people over the age of 65 suffer from falls and those falls can cause moderate to severe injuries. Many injuries include fractures and head trauma, which can lead to death.
Do you have poor balance? Do you feel unsteady during household and community ambulation? Do you have difficulty independently transferring from sit to stand? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then contact SpineScottsdale Physical Therapy at 480-584-3334 to make an appointment for our Biodex Fall Risk Screening & Conditioning Program.
Visit the Biodex website for more information about the fall risk screening and conditioning program.
1. "Falls Among Older Adults: An Overview." CDC Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. N.p., 22 Sept. 2014. Web. 15 Mar. 2015.