According to the CDC, more than one of every four people 65 years old and older fall each year. This results in 3 million of these people visiting emergency departments each year for fall injuries including hip fractures, broken bones and head injuries.
Dr. Jeff Weisler witnessed the emotional, physical and financial cost of falls in the senior population and founded Wrightsville Beach Physical Therapy to help address some of the underlying causes.
He will be presenting on fall prevention at the January program of ACAP Cape Fear in Wilmington, NC -- so important for seniors and their families! Learn more about this free January 10th program at https://www.acapcommunity.org/.../trip-of-a-lifetime.../
ABOUT DR. WEISLER:
Dr. Jeff Weisler is a native of North Carolina. Originally from Raleigh, from an ealy age Jeff has enjoyed life on the South End of Wrightsville Beach. His hobbies include surfing, paddle boarding, hiking, and boating .
Dr. Weisler graduated from UNCW with a BA in Psychology and later received his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Elon University.
He became certified by ATRI (Aquatic Therapy and Rehabilitation Industry). Returning to Wilmington, Dr. Weisler enjoyed working with his patients at two different short term rehabilitation facilities.
During this time it became apparent how much he genuinely loved working with older adults-valuing their life lessons and experience and enjoying their sense of humor.
He also noticed just how many seniors reported both feeling increasingly unsteady on their feet and experiencing greater difficulty getting around. Many reported suffering falls and fracturing bones, but Dr. Weisler was most deeply impacted by several patients recounting falls where they had remained on the floor for a couple days before being discovered and transported to the hospital; some even required surgery before being discharged to a skilled nursing facility.
Dr. Weisler knew that many of these instances could have been avoided had these individuals received physical therapy and special preventative care and education in their homes sooner. Therefore, seeking to address these needs Dr. Weisler founded Wrightsville Beach Physical Therapy in 2017 and was pleased to be able to bring to the Wilmington area the 100% personalized physical therapy experience that our concierge style practice provides.
If you or an aging loved one are considering non-medical in-home care in Wilmington, NC, call Griswold Home Care
and speak to one of our caring staff members today. Call (910) 363-2866