Falls prevention

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 Falls prevention is something that Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness feel strongly about. Our physiotherapists have lots of experience in keeping people steadier on their feet and for longer. Falls and reduced mobility affect so many people particularly the elderly.


When we are learning to walk we fall lots but don’t often get injuries. Unfortunately falling later in life can result in serious injury. Injuries from falling can range from bruises and grazes through to fractures. The final result can be a loss of confidence and decreased ability to cope independently at home.


There are so many things that can put you at increased risk of falling. These things include being older, having lots of medical conditions, pain, poor eyesight, being on certain types of medication, having decreased balance and reduced leg strength.


People at risk of falling often describe feeling unsteady, less confident going out, needing to hold onto furniture at times or trips and near misses.


The good news is many falls can be prevented and you can do things to reduce your risk of falling. Physiotherapists at Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness can undertake a really thorough assessment process to work out what things maybe contributing to you feeling unbalanced, not moving as well as you’d like or falling. Your physiotherapist may contact your Doctor if there are many factors involved in causing your falls. The mainstay of physiotherapy to prevent falls includes education, walking training, prescription of walking aids if necessary and exercise programs. Leg strength and balance exercise can be a vital part of keeping you on your feet and Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness physiotherapists are experts in providing a program tailored for you.


If you want to stand taller, stay on your feet and move with confidence make an appointment with Fleurieu Physiotherapy & Wellness now.