Feeling that you might Fall? By Dr. Richard Reikowski, Au.D Family Hearing and Balance Center

Feeling that you might fall is very real for many people. Falling can cause significant negative affects on ones life and these feelings should not be ignored.  Those who have dizziness, unsteadiness, and vertigo often begin to limit their daily activities that were once enjoyed. People who might fall reduce sports and movements that used to be enjoyable and fun. Sports involve a great deal of head and body movements and this can cause disturbance in the vestibular or balance system that has issues. We at Family Hearing and Balance Center place a great deal of care and attention to those with fall risks. We are committed to partnering with each patient’s physician to best assess and understand these fall concerns. As our part in this team, we thoroughly evaluate the vestibular system and relay detailed information of the balance system to the family physician. In this, we are hopeful to catch a fall before it happens.

We are hopeful to help the patient get the best answers and direction toward better mobility, get back to physical activities, and less concerns of falling. After all, this is a better quality of life.


 

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  1. Marie

    This has been so beneficial to so many patients. It’s great we are able to work with the physicians to help resolve these concerns for patients.

  2. Amy

    Fall prevention is important!

  3. Jen Subotnik

    Physical activity is also so important! Especially as we age. I am so glad we are able to help point people to finding solutions so that physical activity can continue.

  4. Ash Aesram

    It’s great that the audiologist coordinates with the physician on fall prevention! Not everyone realizes the connection between hearing and balance.

  5. Gail Reagan

    No, it’s not a good thing to fall, especially for the elderly…. it hurts, and there are too many things that can break!

  6. Kelly Workman

    Fall prevention and assessment of balance is so critical to overall health and well-being!

    • Richard Reikowski Post author

      Yes, it sure is Kelly! Thank you for contributing!

  7. admin

    I like the picture

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