A local news station recently highlighted a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Sadly, Wisconsin has the highest rate of fatal falls among adults aged 65 and older in the country. Fortunately, physical therapy can lower the risk of falling.
Any fall can be debilitating. And just the fear of falling can limit a person’s lifestyle.
Physical and occupational therapists can help older people improve their balance.
A physical or occupational therapist can help people become more confident as they move. As a result, older people can experience:
Daniel Janik, PT, provides physical therapy services to people recovering from orthopedic and sports-related injuries, surgery, and joint disorders affecting shoulders, elbows, hips, knees, foot, and ankles. He also assists in work comp care by performing functional assessments in clinic to aide in the return to work process and establishing accurate work limits.
Dan earned his physical therapy degree at the Washington University Program of Physical Therapy in St. Louis, Missouri.
When he’s not helping his patients move and feel better, he enjoys spending time with his wife and five children, golfing, skiing, fishing, and biking.
Bone & Joint, S.C., a provider of specialized orthopedic, sports medicine, pain management, and physical and occupational therapy care, is celebrating 50 years of helping people move better and live active and fulfilling lives.
Thomas O. Miller, MD, opened Bone & Joint’s solo practice in 1969. His goal was to offer patients excellent orthopedic care, using the most advanced medical treatments and the latest technology available at the time. Dr. Miller performed the first joint replacement in the Wausau area and set the standard for orthopedic care in Central Wisconsin.
In 1970, Dr. Richard L. Buechel joined Dr. Miller. Two years later, Dr. […]