Fall Prevention

One out of three seniors, more than 11 million, fall each year. Having good balance is essential for living a healthy, independent life and staying out of the hospital emergency room. St. Luke’s offers a team of physical and occupational therapists specially trained to evaluate patient risk factors and create a customized program for improved safety.

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Patient
Common risk factors that make patients more likely to fall include:

  • Balance difficulties
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Stroke
  • Leg injury
  • Dizziness
  • Unsafe use of cane or walker
  • Incontinence
  • Vision problems
  • Weakness

Treatment Goals 

The skilled therapists at St. Luke's work with patients and physicians to create an individualized treatment plan to improve patient functionality and recovery time and to look for safe solutions.  

For additional information, contact:

St. Luke's Main Campus (Downtown)
(509) 473-6869

St. Luke's North
(509) 777-0610

St. Luke's Valley
(509) 343-5129

St. Luke's at Holy Family Campus
(509) 467-9776