Services

Balance and Fall Prevention

Reducing your risk of falling.
Mary Free Bed’s Balance and Fall Prevention Program can help you improve balance and build strength to help you reduce the risk of falling.

One out of every five falls results in an injury such as broken bone. While falling is a more common concern for older adults, preventing them is important for people of all ages. 

 

Who we serve 

We help patients at risk of falling for a variety of reasons, including: 

  • Deconditioned state 
  • Orthopedic trauma or surgery (hip fracture, knee replacement) 
  • Osteoporosis 
  • Parkinson’s disease 
  • Visual impairment (such as macular degeneration, glaucoma and other conditions). 

We also can help if you’ve experienced falls with no known cause, are afraid of falling, if you have a history of a disability (such as a brain injury, stroke or spinal cord injury), or if you recently suffered a fall. 

Treatment
Our goal is to ensure your safety so you can maintain an independent lifestyle. 

Your treatment begins with a thorough evaluation of your medical and social history and an examination of your risk factors. This may include assessment of: 

  • Balance 
  • Vision 
  • Musculoskeletal functional mobility 
  • Coordination 
  • Other circumstances that impact your safety. 

You’ll work with our team of therapists to develop an individualized treatment plan to meet your goals and reduce your fall risk. Depending on your needs, treatment may include: 

  • Balance training 
  • Range-of-motion exercises 
  • Strength exercises
  • Activities of daily living. 

Education 
Education is a very important part of your therapy. We consider your family’s involvement to be a key component of our program. We’ll educate you and your family or caregiver about any potential safety concerns. We’ll also provide training and support to ensure treatment can continue at home and in other settings. Finally, we’ll also give you a fall reduction home assessment guide. 

Locations

Grand Rapids

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital 
235 Wealthy St. NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Phone: 616.840.8005
Fax: 616.840.9642 

Mary Free Bed at Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan – East 
5800 Foremost Drive SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Phone: 616.949.3583
Fax: 616.840.9697 

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Standale 
3863 Lake Michigan Drive NW #2
Grand Rapids, MI 49534
Phone: 616.735.4545
Fax: 616.735.6344 

Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Walker 
1550 Three Mile Road NW
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
Phone: 616.785.8535 

Holland

Mary Free Bed Holland Northeast 
3290 N Wellness Drive
Building D, Suite 150
Holland, MI 49424
Phone: 616.294.4066
Fax: 616.994.6062 

Muskegon

Mary Free Bed at Cancer & Hematology Centers of Western Michigan – Muskegon
6425 S Harvey St.
Norton Shores, MI 49444
Phone: 231.798.4866
Fax: 231.798.6391 

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