Australia has an ageing population. With age, however, comes an increased risk of falls which can be extremely debilitating and often requires hospitalisation and/or ongoing care.
Our aim? To reduce your risk of falls and increase your confidence.
As a community-based clinic, we are proud to assist our elders with falls prevention in our community. All our physiotherapists have worked with the elderly population in a community or hospital setting, which is why we are strong advocates for our ageing population and are proud to offer this service.
We’ll identify factors that may contribute to your risk of falls and help you find ways to address them. This includes factors like strength, balance, stair mobility and gait patterns. We also provide you with education on programs that target ongoing falls prevention.
We may prescribe you with a general strength and conditioning program to target areas of weakness, give you exercises to help improve your balance or prescribe the use of mobility aids if necessary.
We are also proud supporters of community-based hydrotherapy programs like the ‘Stepping On’ program at the Prince of Wales Hospital and the outpatient balance and strength classes run at the War Memorial Hospital.
If you’re concerned about your own falls risk or that of a family member, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our clinic so that we can assist you moving forward.