Balance, Dizziness and Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Pappas OPT has been certified by the American Institute of Balance as part of its Worldwide Network of Vestibular and Equilibrium Specialists.

At Pappas OPT, we ensure that Certified Vestibular Specialists (CVS) are on-staff so patients with balance, dizziness or falling issues can be seen by a specialist in the field. We have expertise in Epley maneuvers and beyond, guiding patients from the clearance of acute vertigo, all the way through vestibular rehabilitation therapy.

Our Balance Retraining Therapy is specially designed and proven to help patients reduce their risk of falling, and we offer a wide array of other therapy programs to assist patients suffering from balance and dizziness issues.

Fall Prevention Program

Preventing falls before they happen is the key to ensuring good physical health for older Americans.

According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four Americans aged 65+ falls each year, resulting in over 2.8 million emergency room visits and 800,000 hospitalizations annually. Facing such staggering numbers, it's important for patients to be proactive in their health and work to prevent falls before they happen. 

To help our patients better combat the dangers of falling, we've developed a six-week fall prevention program to be utilized in conjunction with their normal course of physical therapy treatment. This individualized program is performed by a certified vestibular/balance physical therapist and will decrease your risk of falling and help you gain confidence in your home and community. 

During the Fall Prevention Program, you will learn:

  • Why you fall
  • How to make your home safe from falls
  • What to do if you fall and how to get up 
  • An individualized home exercise plan for balance improvement

Take our Fall Risk Assessment to find out if you could benefit from our Fall Prevention Program. Our program is covered by most insurances and if you'd like more information about the program, give us a call at (401) 884-9700!

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Great staff and experience! Everyone I have worked with thus far has been extremely professional and welcoming! Dan and his team are flexible and accommodating to ensure their patients get the best care!

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Pappas OPT Physical and Hand Therapy embodies their mantra of treating you like family. They both took an interest in not only my ankle injury but in me as a person making me feel comfortable and easing all anxieties we face when going through an injury.

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My experience was great. The treatment was excellent and it was explained in great detail. My pain and discomfort were eliminated with a diverse exercise program. The whole staff is awesome.

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