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How to Check Your Balance & Fall Risk from Home

Do you feel like you’re slowing down and worry about falling? If so, this blog post can help you.

Good balance is essential for many everyday activities, including walking, using stairs, and working around the house.

According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, about 36 million older adults fall each year, and 20% of falls result in serious injuries such as broken bones or head injuries.

Luckily, falls are preventable and do not have to be an inevitable part of aging.

So how can you or a loved one stay on your feet and avoid falling?

To start, you should understand your fall risk.

The Timed Up and Go (TUG) test is a simple at-home test used to assess a person’s mobility and balance.

Click below and learn from Physical Therapist Steve Gonser PT DPT as he teaches you how to perform the TUG Test and prevent a fall.

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