Falls Prevention Program North Adelaide

Preventing falls – maintaining safety

Falls: a significant issue can be prevented.

Falls are a significant concern, especially as we age. 1 in 4 people in Australia aged over 60, and 1 in 3 people aged over 65, suffer from falls each year. These falls can result in significant mortality and morbidity, as well as affecting confidence and quality of life. 

 

Falls are not simply a normal part of ageing, but rather something that can occur due to a number of different factors. These can include changes in health, muscle weakness, reduced balance, medications, reduced vision and hearing, and external environmental hazards. 

 

Body Fit Physiotherapy’s experienced team can help you understand the factors contributing to your falls and put strategies in place to address these, helping you reduce your risk of falls – and maximise your safety and quality of life.

What to expect:

  • Detailed assessment and history taken to understand contributing factors to your falls

  • Education on these contributing factors, and things you can be doing to help minimise your risk 

  • Individualised falls and balance training, working on your balance in a safe and supervised environment