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Simple Ways Physical Therapy Can Reduce the Risk of Falls!

Risk for Falling

~~  TIPS FROM THE THERAPISTS ~~
By Dr. Boben Babu, DPT at Parry Physical Therapy Group

 

Are you at an increased risk for falls?
Falls are the leading cause of injury in the elderly population. One in five falls can result in head trauma or fractures, which can result in a spiraling myriad of health complications specifically in the elderly population of 65+. Here are a few factors which increase your chance of having a fall:
  • Muscle weakness in your lower body
  • Poor balance
  • Medication interactions
  • Poor vision
  • Foot pain
  • Inappropriate footwear
  • Abnormal walking patterns
A fall usually occurs as a combination of these above-mentioned factors and is rarely seen in isolation.
Physical therapists are healthcare professionals specialized in creating an individualized program just for you to address your areas of deficits and concerns to prevent injury.  To reduce the risk of falls,  a physical therapist may help you in a variety of ways, including:
  •  Assisting with balance training exercises (ex. standing or tossing a ball while on different surfaces or reaching beyond your base of support to challenge how well you can maintain an upright posture.)
  • Improving your core strength so that when you move, everything moves cohesively allowing you to feel more secure and stable.

Visit us today to learn how these and other therapies can help you to avoid falls and stay at the top of your game!  Call us at 215-538-1999 to make an appointment or stop by at one of our offices close to you – Souderton, Lansdale, Harleysville or Perkasie!

2018 Jelly Bean Counting Contest Winners!

Parry Physical Therapy Group welcomed the spring season with a jelly bean counting contest in its clinics at the North Penn YMCA in Lansdale and the Indian Valley YMCA in Harleysville. YMCA members and physical therapy patients submitted hundreds of entries to win Apple iPads and participate in the colorful spring tradition. Karen Brown of Harleysville guessed the correct number of jelly beans in the Indian Valley YMCA contest, and Cathy Steele of Lansdale was the happy winner from the North Penn YMCA.

Dr. Parry presents an award to winner Karen Brown

Dr. Parry presents an award to winner Karen Brown

Cathy Steele wins in Lansdale

Cathy Steele wins in Lansdale

 

 

Pastors Masters Benefits Love Cradle International

Parry Physical Therapy was a Master Sponsor of the 7th Annual Pastors Masters Charity Golf Tournament held on April 30, 2018, at the Indian Valley Country Club in Telford.  The tournament benefits Love Cradle International, an orphan ministry which provides adoption counseling, hosting programs and a variety of other humanitarian services to orphan children in the U.S. and eastern Europe.  The generous support of the tournament from corporate sponsors, businesses, and participants in the Montgomery and Bucks County areas will enable Love Cradle to continue to improve the lives of hundreds of abandoned and rejected children. This year’s Master Sponsors also included Hatfield Meats and Alderfer Glass Company.

Following the tournament, a dinner reception was held, and guest speakers, Bill and Linda Curtis, shared their experience of adopting two boys from Crimea, Ukraine. Dr. Jack Parry, owner of Parry Physical Therapy Services and Director of Resource Development for Love Cradle International, presented awards to the top competitors:

1st Place: David Moll, Gary Schillo, Tim Moll, and Lance Viola. The winning team members received the Pastors Masters trophy, 40” TVs, Pastors Masters jackets, and a round of golf at Indian Valley Country Club.

2nd Place team winners Jeremy Jushchyshyn, John Jushchyshyn, Dr. Benjamin Chu, and Edward Chu were awarded TaylorMade golf bags.

3rd Place team winners Mark Clemm, Bill Van Sant, Gary Brown, and Jason Ryan received Range Finders.

Grand Prize winner, David Moll, received a 40” TV and a complimentary round of golf for four at Indian Valley Country Club.

1st Place

1st Place

Other Winners:

Straightest Drive – Men and Women: Jack and Karen Parry
Longest Drive – Men and Women: Dave Moll and Kristin Wonderling
Closest to the Pin – Robert Wheeless, Mark Clem, Derek Loux
Putting Contest: Mark Clem
Circle of Gold: Robert Wheeless, Lance Viola, and Mark Clem


Peter Becker Community Golf Outing & Parry PT

Parry Physical Therapy Group was pleased to sponsor the 18th Annual Peter Becker Community Golf Outing held on October 2, 2017.  The event benefited the Peter Becker Community Benevolent Fund used to improve the lives of senior citizens in our area.

 

Former PPTG patient Dave Moll IMG_0330

 

A great day of golf, contests, prizes, and community involvement took place at the Indian Valley Country Club.

Peter Becker Community Golf Outing Cropped group shot Peter Becker 10-2-2017

Parry PT Sponsors North Penn YMCA Golf Classic for Kids!

Dr Parry with two former PPTG patients and Golf Pro Dominic DigerlandoIMG_0063

Parry PTG was a premier sponsor of the North Penn – Indian YMCA’s Golf Classic for Kids held at the Indian Valley Country Club in Telford on July 24, 2017.  Proceeds from the event support the YMCA’s mission of providing outstanding programs for the youth of our community.  In 2016, over 1,700 young people from our area were assisted by these programs.

YMCA Ceo Bob Gallagher and Dr. Jack A. Parry, owner of Parry Physical Therapy Group, present awards to the golf outing winners.

Dr Parry presenting awards with YMCA CEO Bob GallagherDr Parry presents winners with cash prizes sponsored by PPTGIMG_0070IMG_0073