60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults

60uP review by Jeff Petersen, physical therapist.

As a follow up to our recent post on fall risk factors and how to mitigate fall risk, Jeff also did a review of the 60uP Balance Board. This piece of equipment is intended to help older adults mitigate their fall risk and improve their stability and strength. Look for a follow up post on … Read more 60uP Balance Board Exercise Equipment Review for Older Adults

How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

An older man falling and hitting his hip on the stairs.

Jeff Petersen took some time this week to discuss how to reduce fall risk in older individuals. In the video, he discusses risk factors such as balance issues, previous falls, and medical conditions like arthritis or vision deficits. He also discusses the systems involved in balance and provides some self-assessment tools for balance and fall … Read more How to Determine Your Fall Risk and Mitigate Your Risk of Falls

Fall Risk Series Part 4: A Simple Fall Risk Prevention Exercise Program

Welcome back! We appreciate the time it took you to follow this 4 part blog series. If you are joining for the first time, please take a second to read back through the first 3 parts: Fall Risk Series Part 1: Top 5 Fall Risk Factors Inside The Home Fall Risk Series Part 2: Top … Read more Fall Risk Series Part 4: A Simple Fall Risk Prevention Exercise Program

Fall Risk Series Part 2: Top 5 Fall Risk Factors Outside The Home

Welcome back, everyone! This will be our second installment in our October Fall Risk series! Please read and enjoy the post, and if you have any concern for yourself or a loved one, please call and set up a free fall risk assessment at a Petersen Physical Therapy location near you. The topic of Part … Read more Fall Risk Series Part 2: Top 5 Fall Risk Factors Outside The Home

Fall Risk Series Part 1: Top 5 Fall Risk Factors Inside the Home

Did you know that October is National Physical Therapy Month? If you are wondering whether you are at risk for falling, please call anyone of our five locations.  We will assess your risk level and provide you with some exercises and lifestyle suggestions to improve your balance/coordination, and decrease your risk of falling. This will … Read more Fall Risk Series Part 1: Top 5 Fall Risk Factors Inside the Home