A Community Presentation – How Aging Affects Your Balance
Community safety and wellness is a priority for Northwestern Medicine. This no-cost event is for people who are concerned about their risk of falling. You do not need to be a patient at Marianjoy to attend. The event will include a one-hour presentation on how aging impacts balance and your risk of falling. Afterwards, a physical therapist will perform brief screenings to assess your risk of falling.
Space is limited and registration is required. Learn more about future classes here.
The Northwestern Medicine Community Fall Prevention and Balance Program at Marianjoy
Many patients may still be at risk for falls after outpatient physical therapy, and they may benefit from the Northwestern Medicine Community Fall Prevention and Balance Program.
This five-week program consists of one-hour sessions every week. You will learn about fall risks and build skills to reduce your risk of falling.
Gait Analysis and Mobility Therapy
If you have difficulty walking, gait analysis and mobility therapy at Marianjoy can help. Through motion analysis, clinicians can improve results by better understanding your needs and the effectiveness of treatments.
The program is for patients with gait disorders from any of the following causes:
- Spinal cord injury
- Other neuromuscular disorders
- Orthopaedic impairments (including amputation, total hip replacement and total knee replacement)
- Cardiovascular impairments (including endurance and post-surgery needs)
Benefits of gait analysis and mobility therapy include:
- Improving your posture
- Strengthening your muscles
- Reducing balance concerns during sessions with secure harness systems
The following technology and tools are available with gait analysis and mobility therapy: