Fall Prevention Program

Balance programA major health concern:  Each year, one-third to one-half of the U.S. Population age 65 and older experience falls.   Half of the elderly people who fall do so repeatedly.   Falls are the leading cause of injury in older adults.   Many falls lead to fractures and account for more than 300,000 hip fractures annually.   Approximately one-half of older adults who are hospitalized for fall-related injuries are discharged to a nursing home.

Shull Physical Therapy Center is a leader in fall risk and balance assessment.   In a safe, controlled setting, we assess balance and mobility deficits of seniors and others who are referred to the program. With this information, we are able to determine and design a training program customized to meet each individual’s needs.

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 and take to your physician and ask specifically for Shull Physical Therapy Center. Download one of our prescriptions to take with you when you visit your physician. Also bring a copy of the questionnaire during your first visit with physical therapy for the therapist to review.

1. Have you fallen more than once in the past year? _____Yes _____No

2. Do you take medicine for two or more of the following diseases?

Heart disease, hypertension, arthritis, anxiety, depression? _____ Yes _____No

3. Do you feel dizzy or unsteady if you make sudden changes in

movement such as bending down or quickly turning? _____ Yes _____No

4. Do you have black-outs or seizures? _____ Yes _____No

5. Have you experienced a stroke or other neurological problem

that has affected your balance? _____ Yes ____ No

6. Do you experience numbness or loss of sensation in your legs

and/or feet? _____ Yes ____ No

7. Do you use a walker or cane, or do you need assistance to get

around? _____ Yes ____ No

8. Are you inactive? (Answer yes if you do not participate in a

regular form of exercise, such as walking or exercising 20-30

minutes at least three times per week) _____ Yes ____ No

9. Do you feel unsteady when you are walking or climbing stairs? _____ Yes ____ No

10. Do you have difficulty sitting down or rising from a seated or

lying position? _____ Yes ____ No

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

Contact Us

Shull Physical Therapy
(361) 225-2539

4646 Corona, Suite #130
Corpus Christi, TX 78411

Shull Physical Therapy