Fall Prevention

Our Fall Prevention Program

Balance programFalls can be a scary thing, especially for the elderly. The best way to reduce falls is to learn the primary cause of them. The same way every person is unique, the cause of falls vary from person to person. Shull Physical Therapy is a leader in fall risk and balance assessment.

In a safe and controlled setting, we assess balance and mobility deficits on patients of all kinds who are referred to our clinic. With this information, we are able to determine and design a training program customized to meet each individual’s needs. We can create a personalized plan to address the root of the problem, whether is be weakness related, balance related, or some other factor such as medication or nutrient deficiencies, or even hazards in the home.


According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention(CDC), falls are a major health concern.

  • One out of five falls causes a serious injury such as broken bones or a head injury
  • Each year, 3 million older people are treated in emergency departments for all injuries and over 800,000 of these patients are hospitalized because of a fall injury, most often because of a head injury or hip fracture
  • Each year at least 300,000 older people are hospitalized for hip fractures and more than 95% of hip fractures are caused by falling
  • Falls are the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries(TBI)
  • In 2015, the total medical costs for falls totaled more than $50 billion. Medicare and Medicaid shouldered 75% of these costs

Balance Test

Please fill out the following questionnaire to determine your risk for falls. This information is important for your physician to review in determining if you are a candidate for our Fall Prevention Program. Please complete the quiz and take to your physician and ask specifically for Shull Physical Therapy Center. You can also download one of our prescriptions to take with you when you visit your physician. Bring a copy of the questionnaire during your first physical therapy evaluation for the therapist to review and consider as they create a program specifically for you.

We offer FREE Fall Prevention screenings.
Please call 361-225-2539 for an appointment to get your screening scheduled.

Office Location:
4646 Corona Dr.
Suite #130
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Shull Physical Therapy