Fall Prevention Exercise in Shelton, CT

Every second of every day, someone over the age of 65 falls in the United States. 

The risk of falling and injuring yourself increases with age, but it doesn't have to. If you feel weaker than you used to be, suffer from a loss of coordination, or lost some of your sense of balance, we can help. Sarcopenia is the medical term for age-related muscle loss, and it's not uncommon. 

You don't have to wait for a fall to happen to start balance training. You can preventatively increase muscle mass to combat sarcopenia and bone density through fall prevention exercise. 

Moving with H.O.P.E. offers customized fall prevention exercise programs in Shelton, CT. We assist patients of all ages and physical abilities to build strength, balance, and confidence.

Falls Are Preventable with Exercise & Strength Training

Did you know that 36 million falls are reported among older adults every single year? Or that 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling? These are just some of the annual fall statistics from the CDC

While this might seem daunting, it's important to know that falls are preventable. With the proper balance training, exercise, and guidance from an experienced Exercise Physiologist, you can feel well-balanced and confident again!


Supervised Balance Training for Fall Prevention

When you come to Moving With H.O.P.E. for balance training, there will always be an Exercise Physiologist on the floor to assist you.

It's the safest and easiest way to build up strength and balance! Here's how our program works.

Initial Physical Evaluation

Our guided exercise program always starts with an initial evaluation. This gives us an understanding of your current capabilities so we can create the best exercise program for you! 

Our physical exam includes: 

  • Fall risk analysis 
  • Muscular endurance test
  • Muscular strength test
  • Range of motion tests 
  • Flexibility test 
  • Functional fitness test

Exercises That Prevent Falls

Our guided fall prevention exercise program is 100% customized to your balance and strength training needs. 

While we create a custom plan for each of our patients, there are some common fall-prevention exercises most of our patients go through. 

A few examples include: 

  • Sit-to-stand exercise - you'll start sitting in a chair, then stand up from a seated position. 
  • Standing leg lifts - stand up and, while holding on to the back of a chair or other item for support, lift one leg at a time. 
  • Balance training - from a standing position, you will balance on one foot, and then the other.

Walking heel-to-toe - walking by carefully placing one foot directly in front of the other, placing your heel right in front of the toes of your other foot.


How Do I Know if I'm at Risk of Falling?

The risk of falling increases with age. If you've felt like you can't hold your balance well or if you've recently had minor falls, it's important to let your doctor know. They can recommend the proper treatment or physical therapy services to help you increase balance. 

There are a few signs that might mean you have an increased fall risk, such as: 

  • Problems with walking and balancing 
  • Issues with your vision or hearing
  • Feeling dizzy or light-headed
  • Taking five or more different medications at one time 
  • Problems with your feet 
  • Improper footwear
  • A dark environment (such as walking around your house at night)

Fall Prevention Exercise in Shelton, CT

Our exercise services are based on decades of experience, data collection, and the science of movement. Moving With H.O.P.E.'s founders believe that everyone should have hope for a better, healthier tomorrow.   

If you'd like to learn more about our fall prevention program you can contact us online. 

You could also reach out to David at 203-513-8424 or david.penna@movingwithhope.org to set up a tour of our facilities!