Balance and Fall Prevention

Changes in walking and balance are common among people with movement disorders. EvergreenHealth's program is an integrated approach to various changes in movement to help minimize functional impact.

Our team intervention effectively treats multiple gait disorders such as:

  • Ataxia, festinating and freezing associated with Parkinson's disease
  • Spastic gait often associated with stroke or MS
  • Disorders associated with weakness

By treating not just the individual but addressing home and community safety, our program is key in giving the patient back control and reducing the risk of falls.

Fall Prevention Checklist


Fall Prevention Videos

Videos of our Fall Prevention Workshop are available below or on the EvergreenHealth YouTube channel.

Part 1 - How to Prevent Falls
Melissa Gilbert, DPT, NCS, physical therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services

Part 2 - All About Balance
Alicia Nowak, DPT, NCS, physical therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services

Part 3 - Occupational Therapy and Fall Prevention
Susan Watters, OTR/L, occupational therapist at EvergreenHealth Rehabilitation Services


Referral

  • Talk with your health care provider about a referral to EvergreenHealth Outpatient Rehabilitation Services
  • Call us directly at 425.899.3100

Ask your provider to complete and sign our referral form.