“The issue of people in later life falling over is all too often dismissed as an inevitable part of the ageing process” Michelle Mitchell, Age UK.
Age UK says evidence has shown if elderly people take part in exercise programmes specifically designed to improve strength and balance, the risk of falls can be cut by up to 55%.
Physiocomestoyou is able to provide an experienced physiotherapist to come to you at home and provide a programme specifically individualised to address your needs and help to prevent you from falling. They will conduct a thorough assessment of the hazards in your home that could cause falls, take your medical history, assess your strength, walking and balance. A full report will then be written up and any hazards found in the home will be addressed by an Occupational Therapist.
There are other factors that can lead to falls such as poor vision, hearing and medication side effects. If any problems are identified they will be addressed. You will be provided with small weights and an exercise programme will be devised specifically for you to do every day that will help to improve your strength and balance.
If you or someone you know is at risk of falls contact us today to arrange an initial assessment.