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Balance Physical Therapy for Fall Risks


Falls can diminish your ability to lead an active and independent life. About one third of people over the age of 65 and almost half of people over the age of 80 will fall at least once this year. There usually are several reasons for a fall.

Our physical therapists at Rock Run Physical Therapy can help you reduce your risk of falling by:
  • Assessing your risk of falling
  • Helping you make your home as safe as possible
  • Educating you about the medical risk factors linked to falls
  • Designing individualized exercises and balance training
  • Working with other health care professionals and community services to create programs for people who want to reduce their risk of falling
The reasons for falls are complex and include:
  • A history of previous falls
  • Leg muscle weakness
  • Vision problems (cataracts, macular degeneration, wearing bifocals)
  • Taking more than 4 medications at the same time or psychoactive medications (such as sedatives or antidepressants)
  • Medical conditions that limit your ability to get around, such as Parkinson disease, vertigo, stroke, or diabetes
  • Conditions that cause confusion, such as dementia and Alzheimer disease
  • Depression
  • Using a cane or other walking device
  • Low blood pressure

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If you are worried about falling or if you recently had a fall, our physical therapists can conduct a brief check ("screening") of your fall risk. If the screening shows that you are at risk, the physical therapist will perform a thorough evaluation using special test to measure your balance and strength.

Based on the evaluation results, your physical therapist in Syracuse will design an exercise and training program to improve your balance and strength. A recent systematic review of many published studies found that exercise-based programs in the home or in group settings are effective in preventing falls. These programs are especially effective when balance exercises are performed in a standing position without using much arm support.

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Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

I have enjoyed all my therapy sessions. The staff is very helpful.
— Steven Black, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
This is the place for Physical Therapy! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. If you need Physical Therapy there is now other choice but Rock Run.
— Edward Carey, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
I came here after my knee surgery and within a month I was back to my normal self! They spend one on one time with you and make sure your getting all the help you need. I really appreciate them and what they have done for me to get back to my active self!
— Alyson Hotchkiss, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
Rock Run PT is awesome! This is the only place I or my family will ever even consider for physical therapy! The staff is so helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. They consistently go above and beyond to help you achieve goals as you heal. If possible, I would leave not just 5 but 100 sta...
— A T, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 7th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted September 5th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 21st 2019 on google
I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 21st 2019 on google
I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 5th 2019 on google
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
I am very happy with the therapy I am receiving. I receive quality, personalized time and care each time I go Both Brenda and Bailee and the other staff are friendly and very caring and seem well trained in helping me with my specific needs. I would recommend them to others.
— Dee Ann Smith, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my back. Brenda took the time to understand my history and possible injury mechani...
— Abe Kearl, Posted April 5th 2019 on google

Patient Testimonials

We are committed to providing the best physical therapy experience with the highest quality of care for optimal results. See what real patients have to say about us!

I have enjoyed all my therapy sessions. The staff is very helpful.
— Steven Black, Posted March 5th 2020 on google
This is the place for Physical Therapy! The staff is friendly, knowledgeable, and great at what they do. If you need Physical Therapy there is now other choice but Rock Run.
— Edward Carey, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
I came here after my knee surgery and within a month I was back to my normal self! They spend one on one time with you and make sure your getting all the help you need. I really appreciate them and what they have done for me to get back to my active self!
— Alyson Hotchkiss, Posted February 5th 2020 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
Rock Run PT is awesome! This is the only place I or my family will ever even consider for physical therapy! The staff is so helpful and friendly, and the atmosphere is always warm and inviting. They consistently go above and beyond to help you achieve goals as you heal. If possible, I would leave not just 5 but 100 sta...
— A T, Posted December 5th 2019 on google
The Staff was professional in there efforts of ease the pain I was experiencing. But most of all they were fun to be around. I find this to be the most important. How can you relax if the staff is not engaged with you and are concerned about your condition. Great job.
— William Hazelwood, Posted November 7th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted September 5th 2019 on google
I have enjoyed working with Brenda and all the staff at Syracuse and feel that progress is being made in my therapy. I was surprised to see how effective the pool therapy was.
— Rick Hill, Posted August 21st 2019 on google
I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 21st 2019 on google
I have had a great experience with the entire staff at Rock Run Physical Therapy. You get detailed one-on-one time while you are there to ensure that you are making progress. I have tried many different treatments for my issue, and am finally feeling relief and feel this is a long term solution to my pain.
— Lyndsie Crosby, Posted June 5th 2019 on google
Great staff with great PT support equipment and PT ideas to help you achieve your goal. I am wrapping up my knee replacement PT and have been very pleased with my experience. Brenda and her staff are amazing!
— Kevin Neville, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Brenda is the best Pysical Therapist I've ever met! I've had aquatic therapy, astym, e-stem, etc., and have never left disappointed. However, I've left disappointed with many of the big PT chains in Layton, South Jordan, and West Point, but Rock Run in Syracuse is the only one I'll recommend because of the way I'm car...
— Lady Sylvia, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Brenda, Bailey and the entire Rock Run team have been great! Always tailored care to my needs. Their scheduling is very flexible and convenient. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking to get back on track physically. They listen to your concerns and create you a care plan based on what you say, how you are fee...
— Seth Teague, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Everyone At Rock Run was awesome. I was there a lot for a few weeks and felt like family. I am still doing the exercises that they recommend for me to do. I believe the laser and a stem treatments help immensely. A big hug and Thank you to all who helped with my recovery.
— Connie Bott, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
This was the second time that I received physical therapy treatments and each time everyone at Rock Run has far exceeded all of my expectations! Very caring and professional staff and extremely friendly. I highly recommend Rock Run Physical Therapy to everyone. A tremendous thank you to all of the sensational member...
— Clive Ingram, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Awesome staff, great outcome from my personalized plan of care and rehab goals.
— Lisa Didier, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
Brenda and her staff are amazing and friendly. They explained the exercises I needed to do for my shoulder in easy to understand terms.
— Jeff Somerville, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
I have been going to Rock Run for an issue with my shoulder. They are my favorite (unfortunately I have had enough experience to have a favorite). The staff is incredible! From the front desk to the PT and everyone in between, they are all awesome. I enjoy going in because it feels like friends who are helping me a...
— Sarah Prusse, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
I am very happy with the therapy I am receiving. I receive quality, personalized time and care each time I go Both Brenda and Bailee and the other staff are friendly and very caring and seem well trained in helping me with my specific needs. I would recommend them to others.
— Dee Ann Smith, Posted April 5th 2019 on google
I came to Rock Run as essentially a first and hopefully last step to correct some recurring back problems that I was previously unable to keep in check before. I am 39 years old and had some overuse and sports related minor injuries to my back. Brenda took the time to understand my history and possible injury mechani...
— Abe Kearl, Posted April 5th 2019 on google

More Helpful Balance Information


Balance Training

Balance training has been shown to be an important and effective part of falls prevention. Your physical therapist will design exercises that challenge your ability to keep your balance while in a safe, controlled environment.

Top 3 Exercises for Balance

Strength Training

Strengthening exercises are a key element of fall prevention when they are done in conjunction with balance training. Your physical therapist will design strengthening exercises that focus on your leg and the muscles used in maintaining posture.

Top 3 Exercises for Balance

Education

Your physical therapist will take the time to explain to you how to best manage your own risks for falling. Your therapist also may talk to you about the best activities for you to do to maintain your quality of life.

Top 3 Exercises for Balance

Aerobic Training

Aerobic exercise is physical exercise of relatively low intensity and long duration; it can help improve almost every aspect of your health. Walking is one of the safest forms of aerobic exercise, no matter what kind of problem you have. Once you have begun your strengthening and balance program, your physical therapist will know when you're ready to start aerobic exercise.

Top 3 Exercises for Balance

Fear Management

It will be important for you to talk with your physical therapist about any fear of falling that you have. Your therapist will work with you to determine whether there are activities you should avoid. Syracuse physical therapy will help you determine whether your fear may be unfounded and whether there are activities that you should be doing to keep strong and help your balance.

Top 3 Exercises for Balance

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Meet the Team


Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Brandon Hepner
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Joshua Brown
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Brenda Hogge
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Jerrin
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Amanda Embry
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Don Carter
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Bailee
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Beth
Rock Run Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists- Syracuse, Annie Calder

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Rock Run Physical Therapy offers FREE Workshops to help educate the community on a variety of subjects. They have been very well received and seats fill up fast! All the Workshops are educational, interactive, and entertaining. At the workshops, you will get to meet people who are having the same questions and problems as you AND you will get to have your questions answered!

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