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Fall Prevention is a Great Way to Stay Out of The Hospital.

Injury from Falling - Physical Therapy can help

One-third of people over the age of 65 suffer from a fall each year.

Falls are the number one cause of hospital trauma admissions, injuries and accident-related deaths in this people over 65.

In 2002, fall-related injuries were the cause of death for approximately 13,000 Americans.

The National Safety Council expects the number of people over age 65 to double by the year 2030, which will potentially double the number of falls in this age group.

Why Do People Over 65 Fall More?The ability to avoid falling is dependent on a persons ability to maintain balance in a variety of situations.  Maintaining balance is a complex process that relies on multiple sensory systems working together.  These sensory systems include receptors in the foot and ankle as well as the eyes and the inner ear.  The brain receives signals from these sensory systems and in turn sends signals to the muscles of the trunk and lower extremities to react and maintain balance.  As we age the sensory systems may become slower and the muscles may become weak and unable to adjust quick enough or powerful enough to avoid falling.

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Baseball Players Can Effectively Prevent Shoulder Injuries.

Physical Therapy For Baseball Athletes
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If you desire a long and successful career in baseball, at any level, read further to see how Physical Therapy can help you achieve your goals.

In the last two decades, top level managers have focused less on speed and more on injury prevention for success in the sport of baseball.

My Shoulder Already Hurts, What Do I Do?Even if you’re currently experiencing shoulder pain, it’s not too late!  Many injuries can be successfully treated with a well-structured and carefully implemented non-operative rehabilitation program by a Physical Therapist.

The overhead throwing motion is an extremely skillful and intricate movement that is very stressful on the shoulder joint complex. The overhead athlete places extraordinary demands on this complex. The thrower’s shoulder must be loose enough to allow extreme motion, but be stable at the same time. This requires a delicate balance. Experts refer to this balance as the “thrower’s paradox.”  Scientific studies show that changes occur in the shoulder from the repetitive microtrauma that occurs during overhead throwing.

The Types of Injuries That Occur Are:

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