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Imperial Physical Therapy (IPT) clinics are providing
the best quality outpatient physical therapy and rehabilitation services.

Imperial Physical Therapy (IPT) believes prevention is the best method to reduce or eliminate fall related injuries.
There are strategies that can help seniors living safer and independent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, "Each year, one in every three adults age 65 and older falls. Falls can lead to moderate to severe injuries, such as hip fractures and head traumas". The National Safety Council says "Americans are safer at work than they are at home - 11 times safer."
By reviewing and applying the following basic steps you may reduce fall related injuries.

Home Safety Check List for Seniors:

  1. Declutter
  2. Tape down or get rid of throw rugs
  3. Remove or tape down electrical cords
  4. Increase lighting
  5. Install motion detector lighting
  6. Check the mattress height
  7. Have chairs with arms

NOTE: On rug on carpet, taping down the rug leaves sticky residue on your carpet. You may use Velcro tape, or a product named Rug on Rug Hold, which is a thin matt placed between the rug and the carpet. You may also use rug grip. It is solid sheet made of rubber, the thicker the better quality it is. Most falls occur in the bathrooms, so it is essential to add the following safety items to the bathroom.
1- Install grab bars and armrests by the toilet or a toilet frame
2- Install grab bars in the shower/tub
3- Add a slip-free surface in the bath tub
4- Add a shower chair plus a handheld shower head
5- Bath tub cut for easier access into the bathtub area
6- The better choice is to put in a shower stall

Emergency Alert Buttons
1- Install emergency alert buttons
2- Medical alert button

Quality PT Matters.
IMPERIAL PHYSICAL THERAPY OFFICES
LOCATIONS:

Imperial office

Physical Therapy - Imperial

Has Moved To:
1698 Cruickshank Dr., Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243
Tel. (760) 355-7929
Fax (760) 355-8325

Old Address:
612 S. J. St., #1
Imperial, CA 92251


El Centro office

Physical Therapy - El Centro

Has Moved To:
1698 Cruickshank Dr., Suite A
El Centro, CA 92243
Tel. (760) 353-3422
Fax (760) 353-9163

Old Address:
428 N. Imperial Ave.,
El Centro, CA 92243


Calexico office

Physical Therapy - Calexico

420 Heffernan Ave.,
Suite 2-B
Calexico, CA 92231
Tel. (760) 768-4100
Fax (760) 768-6900