Falls, particularly among the elderly, are a leading cause of hip injury. Whether it’s a slip-and-fall on the job, a sports-related injury or simply the result of age-related changes, hip injuries from falls can have a highly disruptive impact on your life.
It’s important to seek prompt treatment to ensure that your injury heals correctly if you do suffer from a fall. This is because it’s easy to find yourself in a vicious cycle of hip pain making you more sedentary, which makes your supporting muscles even weaker and less stable — making you more prone to another fall and future injuries.
Working with a physical therapist can help your hip heal properly while helping to lower your likelihood of new injury. At our clinic in Kalamazoo, Michigan, our expert clinicians provide high-quality care that helps you get back to a healthy and active lifestyle. We’ve created the following guide to help you understand your options for relief and take a proactive role in your care.
How physical therapy helps treat and prevent fall-related hip injuries
After an initial assessment to determine the extent of your injuries and your current range of motion, your therapist can recommend treatments, including active and passive measures, that are designed to accomplish the following goals:
- Strengthen your core and the supporting muscles around the hip
- Improve your posture and body awareness
- Stabilize your movements and increase your sense of balance
- Make lifestyle changes that can promote hip health and lower your risk of falling
By working together, you and your therapist can create a comprehensive plan that helps you manage your hip injury. Communication is key, and it’s important to find a therapist you feel comfortable with and works to understand your situation and needs.
Armor PT in Kalamazoo, MI, has the care you need
Armor Physical Therapy places an emphasis on highly personalized care to help you find relief and get back to normal functioning. We believe treatment is a two-way street, which means we listen to your needs and treatment goals and how you feel particular methods are working for you.
At our beautiful Kalamazoo clinic, you’ll find a highly compassionate and experienced staff who will treat you with the care and respect you deserve while working to achieve your treatment goals. Want to learn more? Contact us today. We’ll help you schedule your initial appointment and start your journey to relief.