Falls Can Kill! Find Out How We Can Help

Falls become more common as the population ages. According to the National Safety Council, 30% of women over age 65 and 50% of those over 85 will suffer a fall, while 30% of men over 80 are also at high risk. Bumps and bruises are far from the only dangers. Accidents are one of the leading causes of mortality in the elderly, even more than pneumonia. Falls account for about one-half of deaths.

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What can a Rome, GA, podiatrist do about preventing falls? More than most! We are one of the first to use an innovative device known as the Moore Balance Brace. This is a lightweight custom made Ankle-Foot Orthotic that is especially designed to provide balance and stability to the elderly. Its sleek design fits into a variety of shoes and is easy to put on and take off.

If this brace is not appropriate, we use many others, such as the Arizona AFO, that will better suit your needs. All of these devices are covered by Medicare and most commercial insurances.

If you or a loved one has had one or more falls, finds walking difficult, developed mild Dropfoot due to a stroke, or suffers from peripheral neuropathy, it is imperative that a proper evaluation be performed today.

Contact the office at (706) 802-1800 to come in for a comprehensive Fall Risk Assessment.

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