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On With Life's Comprehensive Falls Prevention Clinic is an innovative program designed for individuals who have experienced, or are at risk for falls. The program seeks to decrease the risk of injury, improve independence and increase the quality of life.
Our program includes a comprehensive assessment and unique treatment course designed specifically to address medical complications, strength, vision, balance, coordination and cognition. In addition, each individual receives customized recommendations to maximize safety and independence specific to their fall-related risk factors.
Complete our Falls Risk Assessment
Our team of specialty trained physical and occupational therapists will identify risk areas that place you at higher likelihood for falls and develop specific interventions to address those risks. Once the comprehensive assessment is complete, an individualized therapy program will be developed to address the goals you have identified. The typical course of treatment lasts 4 to 6 weeks.
Our comprehensive fall prevention team will provide you with a combination of the following:
A comprehensive physical and occupational therapy evaluation to address balance, vision, strength, coordination, cognition and flexibility
Therapy sessions provided by experts in the field of neuro-rehabilitation
Specialized equipment including the Biodex® balance system and Dynavision® visual-motor and cognitive skills system
A vestibular (balance system) screening, with in-depth evaluation by a certified vestibular specialist as needed
A personalized balance and fall-related plan with recommendations for an at-home program
Strategies to help you create a safe environment, decrease your fall risk factors and implement healthy lifestyle changes
Functional visual assessment, strategies and recommendations
Information on community resources and programs to help you maintain your goal of staying falls-free
Individuals who have one or more of the following risk factors may be appropriate for the Falls Prevention Clinic:
Self-referrals can be made by calling our office at 515-289-9696. If the referral is through a provider, your provider can fax prescription, history and physical information with a referral to On With Life Outpatient at 515-289-9649.
The Fall Prevention Clinic is covered by almost all insurance plans including Medicare, Medicaid and private insurance. We will work with you to secure appropriate documentation and pre-authorization, as needed.
What You Can Do to Prevent Falls Brochure (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Check for Safety - A Home Fall Prevention Checklist (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
Iowa Department of Public Health Falls Prevention Page - Learn more about the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition and three evidence-based classes to reduce your risk for falls - A Matter of Balance, Stepping On, and Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention.