As we get older, our physical health changes. Many important components to one’s health decreases including strength, dynamic balance, and reaction time. Many people don’t realize that this can increase their risk of falling which can result in life-changing injuries such as fractures and head injuries. Armonk Physical Therapy & Sports Training is offering a ONE-ON-ONE Balance and Falls Prevention Program that is covered by Medicare in order to promote better balance, independence, confidence, and reduce your risk of falling.

Statistics About Falls

According the New York State Department of Health:

  • Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury amongst older adults
  • Each year, 1 in 4 adults over the age of 65 fall
  • About 140 older New Yorkers are hospitalized due to falls every day
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries and hip fractures
  • Falls account for $50 billion in annual medical costs


2016 Fall Injury Statistics
U.S. Residents Ages 65 and Older

Result of Fall Injuries Number of Injuries
Death 30,000
Hospitalizations 962,000
Outpatient Emergency Department Visits 3 million


What is it?

The Balance and Falls Prevention Program is an 8-week program with weekly appointments to work individually with a Doctor of Physical Therapy to address limitations that place an individual at risk for falling. A Physical Therapist will perform a thorough evaluation on the first visit and will create an individualized program based on the weaknesses identified.


With who?

Upon enrolling in an assessment, you will collaborate with one of our therapists in the Balance and Fall Prevention Program. Drawing from extensive clinical expertise in addressing individuals with reduced strength, balance, and reaction time, our therapist will conduct a thorough evaluation using a diverse range of tests to pinpoint individual limitations. Subsequently, a tailored treatment plan will be crafted, encompassing gait and balance training, core strengthening, and stabilization exercises. Throughout the program, you will receive personalized attention from our therapists, ensuring continuous adjustments for substantial improvements.


Is this for me?

If any of the following is familiar to you or a family member/friend, we strongly recommend scheduling an appointment so we can begin working on reducing your risk for falling:

  • Muscles have become weakened over time
  • Feeling of unsteadiness when walking or going up/down stairs
  • Reduced balance and ability to react to sudden movements
  • Dizziness/lightheadedness when transitioning from sitting to standing
  • Visual impairments
  • Other conditions such as Parkinson’s, osteoporosis, arthritis, stroke, etc
  • If you use an assistive device (cane, walker, etc)
  • If you have any fear of falling!


Other Information

  • This program is covered by Medicare (you will need a prescription from an MD in order for Medicare to cover this service)
  • You will receive one-on-one care each visit from a Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • The program consists of one visit per week for 8 weeks
  • Each patient will be given exercises to safely perform on their own in order to continue their progress made here


Check out the following resources from the CDC to start reducing your risk for falls today:

Balance and Fall Prevention Therapists

Christine Flanigan
Physical Therapist

Jasmin Gashti
Physical Therapist
Pelvic Health Therapist


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Armonk Physical Therapy & Sports Training is a participating member of the Hospital for Special Surgery Rehabilitation National Network. Learn more about Hospital for Special Surgery, #1 in the world for orthopedics.


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Friday: 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Saturday: By Appointment
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