Better Bones - Better Balance
~ Osteoporosis Fracture Prevention ~
~ Balance Exercises ~
Wednesdays, 4/24 – 5/22
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
804 New Holland Ave., Lancaster, PA 17602
What is the Kauffman Physical Therapy Better Bones Better Balance Class?
Why should I take this Better Bones Better Balance Class?
What participants say about this class –
What the instructors and staff have observed –
Who teachers the class?
What are the benefits
Class participants report:
In addition to increased understanding, awareness, strength, participants have fun and really like the exercising in a group with close, highly skilled therapists. Participants also report decreased fear of falling as a result of the class.
So, should you take this KPT class?
Our suggestion is that...
What can YOU do?
What is Osteoporosis?
Osteoporosis is a disease of low bone mass that increases the risk of fracture. It is a major health risk for over 28 million Americans. For more information, see the link on the KPT website for the newsletter on Osteoporosis.
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This unique system provides assessment results to establish a baseline of patient performance, identify problems, and guide treatment planning. Rapid documentation allows the therapist to monitor outcomes, communicate with physicians and payors, and conduct clinical research. This system has been used by the Naval Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory for the Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Programs.
Persons with a broad range of conditions are successfully treated with vestibular rehabilitation and balance retraining:
ORTHOPEDIC – lower limb injuries, amputees, joint replacements, back and neck injuries, arthritis, postural changes.
NEUROLOGIC – including neuropathy, stroke, head injury, spinal cord injury, vestibular dysfunction, Parkinson’s Disease, multiple sclerosis and vertigo.
GERIATRIC – especially those patients at risk for falling.
Vestibular Rehabilitation is an exercise based treatment approach used to help the brain and spinal cord compensate for symptoms of dizziness and imbalance. The goal of Lancaster Balance Center is to improve interactions between the inner ear and the eyes, thereby enhancing “eye-head” coordination. Balance Retraining utilizes a variety of approaches to improve balance and stability and to decrease risk for falls.
OUR SIXTH SENSE: Balance and Equilibrium
Balance and equilibrium, necessary requirements in work, play and everyday life, result from complex interactions of visual, musculoskeletal and vestibular inputs. Disruption from disease or injury to any one of these systems can cause disequilibrium.
The vestibular system provides the brain and eyes with information regarding the position of the head and its movements in space with respect to gravity. When the vestibular system is not working, symptoms of dizziness and imbalance may occur.
Symptoms associated with vestibular disorders are: dizziness, vertigo, nausea and imbalance. Other related symptoms may occur because the vestibular system interacts with other areas of the brain. Problems may include visual difficulty, loss of memory or concentration, difficulty reading, motions sickness and fatigue.