October 2010, Issue 8
October is National Physical Therapy Month!
Get a FREE Balance and Falls Risk Assessment
For older adults, falls are one of the greatest causes of serious health problems. Studies show that approximately 5% of falls by older adults result in a fracture....25% of patients over the age of 65 with hip fractures die within 6 months...25% lose significant function and 50% experience a decrease in mobility.
We are now offering a free test to determine if you are at a high risk for a fall. With our Biodex Biosway unit we will objectively test your balance, then discuss ways to prevent injury from a fall by determining your balance capabilities. This test normally costs $75 and we are offering it free to our patients, family or friends until Oct 31, 2010. Please call the office at 732-747-1262 to schedule your appointment today. Availability is limited.
db Hands-On Video Tips
db Hands-On Videos are a series of 2 min. clips that demonstrate tips and tricks that can help you ease common aches and pains. This month Dave demonstrates shoulder stretching to reduce stiffness and improve mobility.
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Watch this month's You and Your Health with guest Brian Torpey, MD
Dr. Torpey speaks with Dave about shoulder injuries and what can be done to correct problems that develop.