The Brian Center of Durham’s Rehab Department is offering Fall Prevention in-services in November to continue to educate staff, residents and families that falls can be prevented if risk factors are identified early on and right interventions are evaluated and implemented.

  • Physical therapy will evaluate balance, strength and flexibility. The ability to safely ambulate on all surface levels ; including stairs, the ability to turn and reach will also be assessed.
  • Occupational therapy will include assessment of the environment; including lighting, surfaces, obstacles, footwear and any adaptive equipment needed as part of the evaluation process.
  • Speech therapy will also be involved to evaluate the patients cognitive functions, compensatory strategies and problem solving abilities. 

By working together, the risk of falls can be prevented!

Learn more about all of our rehabilitation services today!

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