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Fall Prevention: Helpful Tips to Remain Independent

September 23, 2019 is annual Fall Prevention Day – an important day to promote awareness of an issue which affects many people. An estimated 20%-30% of older adults suffer from the effects of a fall each year, and falling is the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries, the fifth-leading cause of death among aging adults in America.

Have you fallen over the last several years? What were the circumstances that may have contributed to a fall occurrence?  The important thing to remember is that falling is NOT a normal part of aging and research shows 60-75% of falls CAN BE PREVENTED! But how?

4 Things you can do to prevent falls:

1.            Have your Physician or Pharmacist review your medications

2.            Exercise to improve your balance and strength

3.            Identify any recent changes in your vision

4.            Review your home to remove any potential hazards to reduce  your fall risk

Physical Therapists are movement specialists and are well trained to help you reduce your falling risk. Risk factors that Physical therapy can help improve include: physical inactivity, poor balance, leg weakness, improper use of a cane or walker and fear of falling.

There are several non-modifiable risk factors, or factors you cannot change, which also contribute to an increase in falling risk which include: being over age 65, being of a female gender, having a history of falls, taking more than 4 medications, poor vision, poor sensation, and memory loss.

Physical Therapy can prevent falls and help you stay Independent. If you or someone you care about would like to learn more about how physical therapy can reduce your risk of suffering a fall, please contact us at: http://www.excelphysicaltherapy.com/contact-us/ and we would be happy to provide further assistance!

New Excel Passyunk Clinic Opening in October 2019!

Excel Physical Therapy is excited to announce that we are expanding  our locations in Philadelphia and opening a new clinic in Passyunk in October 2019!

The new Passyunk clinic will be located at:

1843 East Passyunk Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19148-2127

Phone (267) 551-3464

Fax (267) 551-3465

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks! Our Mission is Your Recovery!

 

Another Excel Success! Rock on Domenica!

“My experience at Excel was one of gradual improvement from severe pain to pain-free exercises, which I continue to do at home.

Domenica was always warmly welcoming as well as relentlessly putting me through the paces of the exercise regimen. From week to week the improvement was clearly obvious to me.

She was caring and concerned, always checking with me to be sure that I was not in severe pain and could tolerate the exercises.

I would add that the entire staff was always warmly friendly & welcoming.

I have no hesitation to recommend Excel to anyone seeking physical therapy, and I do. “Domenica Potena2

-H.G.

We’re on the Move!

To better serve our patients & referring physician’s, the Bensalem Clinic is on the move!

As of Monday, June 23rd, our new office location will be:

2816 Street Road
Bensalem, PA 19020

…but don’t worry, if you memorized our phone number, it has remained the same!

“This new location on Street Road will be a fresh new atmosphere.   It is a more convenient location that will  allow us to better help our patients meet their goals.   Our mission is your recovery .” – Joe Ruhl, Managing Partner

Excel Physical Therapy - Bensalem