The likelihood of slipping and falling should not be ignored. Tripping, falling or losing your balance for any reason can have lasting and sometimes fatal results. Helping to reduce the risk of falling by making your home safe, having your vision checked, wearing appropriate foot wear and improving muscle strength will preserve your quality of life in the long term.
If you answer yes to any of the following questions, you may have a balance problem that could be improved with use of the Moore Balance Brace (MBB).
Have you fallen in the past?
- Do you have arthritis in your feet or ankles?
- Do your legs or ankles feel weak or unsteady?
- Do you drag your feet, stumble or shuffle when walking?
- Do you find it necessary to grasp stationary objects to gain balance while walking?
The MBB is custom made to fit your feet without needing to increase your shoe size. The MBB is covered by most insurance companies including Medicare and Medicaid when used to treat conditions associated with risk factors for falls. It is part of a long-term solution to be used in combination with fall prevention strength training program which may include physical or occupational therapy, environmental changes in the home and a review of current medications. The MBB stabilizes the foot in the presence of weakness and fatigue. It stimulates skin receptors providing feedback to the brain. It provides ankle support, improving balance and helps avoid falls by reducing posture sway. It improves foot clearance reducing the risk of tripping. The MBB is light weight and easy to put on and remove.
Allow one of our qualified podiatrists at Pueblo Ankle and Foot Care assess your balance symptoms by making an appointment with us.
Wendy Taggart, PMAC & Insurance Verification