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Step Up to Help FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers ‘Fight the Fall’

Dan Plante

FYZICAL Lighthouse Point - St. Petersburg 




Step Up to Help FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers ‘Fight the Fall’ 

Falls are the most common cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries in older adults. FYZICAL Lighthouse Point in St. Petersburg’s fall prevention programs are here to help.


St. Petersburg — FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers, the leader in balance and vestibular therapies, is asking for your help to “Fight the Fall.” Over one in four seniors fall each year and this population is at a greater risk for injury and long-term health consequences relating to their falls.

While FYZICAL focuses on fall prevention and balance retraining all year long, September is home to National Falls Prevention Day (9/22) and the National Council of Aging’s Falls Awareness Week (9/18-9/22). At FYZICAL Lighthouse Point - St. Petersburg, we know that the best way to prevent injury among friends and family is to be aware of who is at risk. We will be conducting free fall risk assessments throughout the month at our location and partnering with various organizations to conduct in in other locations in our local community.

The cost of falls is expected to exceed $100B by 2030 according to the CDC. With or without injury, falls also carry a heavy quality of life impact. A growing number of older adults fear falling and, as a result, limit their activities and social engagements. This can result in further physical decline, depression, social isolation, and feelings of helplessness. At FYZICAL Lighthouse Point - St. Petersburg, we are committed to mitigating fall risk and contributing to a healthier and more stable population!

“Fall prevention is a cornerstone of our mission at FYZICAL,” said Dr. Rick Douglass, PT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT and President of Franchise Operations for FYZICAL. “As a company and as PT professionals, it is our duty to help our community members across the country feel steady on their feet. We believe that balance is core to your wellness! Falls affect everyone, regardless of age,” continued Douglass. “It’s important to understand and try to prevent this danger. FYZICAL Lighthouse Point - St. Petersburg also specializes in balance therapy and vestibular rehabilitation, both vital to improving patients’ quality of life. We strive to empower our patients with the knowledge and skills they need to live safer, healthier lives.”

For more information, please visit or call 727-388-4688

About FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers:
FYZICAL Therapy & Balance Centers stands at the forefront of the health and wellness industry as the nation's fastest-growing physical therapy franchise, boasting an extensive network of over 525 locations that span across 46 states. Committed to a holistic approach, FYZICAL provides top-notch, personalized care plans to treat patients of all ages experiencing muscle, joint, and neurological conditions including balance and vestibular issues. As an advocate for patient choice and direct access, FYZICAL empowers individuals to take control of their well-being to achieve optimal physical health and balance. For more information about FYZICAL or to find the nearest location, visit


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