Fall Risk Assessment

Sensor Medica Clinic

Physical Medicine, Regenerative Medicine & Medical Aesthetics located in Idaho Falls, ID

Every year, more than 800,000 Americans go to the hospital with fall-related injuries like fractures and head injuries. The health care team at Sensor Medica Clinic in Idaho Falls, Idaho, uses state-of-the-art, award-winning technology to provide fall risk assessments. If you’re concerned about falling or want to prevent future injuries, call Sensor Medica Clinic or schedule a fall risk assessment online today.

Fall Risk Assessment Q & A

What is a fall risk assessment?

A fall risk assessment measures several biomechanical metrics that can identify your chances of falling and injuring yourself. These tests help the team at Sensor Medica Clinic create customized programs to lower or eliminate your fall-risk.

The team uses state-of-the-art sensor platforms to measure every part of your motion, including plantar pressure, spatiotemporal measurements, joint angles, and velocities. 

The team also offers gait analysis to evaluate how your feet and body move when you walk, jog, or run. An abnormal gait can contribute to your risk of falling and lead to other biomechanical problems throughout your body. 

Why would I need a fall risk assessment?

You might request a fall risk assessment if you have symptoms like dizziness, light-headedness, or an irregular heartbeat. Your physician might order the evaluation after a fall or another injury that could disrupt your balance or cause mechanical problems. 

What happens during a fall risk assessment?

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic uses award-winning sensor platforms, treadmills, and shoe inserts to evaluate your risk of falling. They begin with a physical exam before moving on to the technology-supported screenings. 

During the static tests, you stand on the platform. Your provider asks you to keep your eyes open, close them, and stand on one leg. During your gait analysis, you use the treadmill, which records how your feet move while you walk, jog, or run. 

Your provider might also recommend that you wear the sensor insoles for a few days. You simply place the inserts into your shoes and carry on with your regular activities while they record data.

At the end of your assessment, your provider at Sensor Medica Clinic creates and reviews a personalized report that includes your stability score and other fall risk-related details. 

What happens if I have an increased risk of falling?

If your fall risk assessment reveals an increased risk of falling, your provider creates a customized treatment plan to improve your balance, strength, and flexibility. Depending on your needs, your program could include physical therapy, chiropractic care, or custom orthotics. 

The team at Sensor Medica Clinic provides treatments like shockwave and laser therapy and regenerative medicine to treat conditions that contribute to your risk of falling. 

Call Sensor Medica Clinic or make an appointment online today for a cutting edge fall risk assessment.