As we age falls prevention is crucial in staying healthy in our later years. At least one in four older people have a fall each year and around 10% of all falls result in serious injury requiring hospitalisation. Injuries sustained can include bruising, lacerations, fractures and head injuries.
Falls can be caused by a number of factors including; loss of balance, dizziness, poor eyesight, poor footwear or trip hazards. Poor hydration, alcohol consumption or taking more than five medications can also contribute to falling.
Physiotherapists can tailor exercise programs specifically for each client to improve their leg strength, mobility and balance. Regular exercise is a great way to help prevent falls at home and in the community. Get started today to maintain your independence at home by calling 0477 934 546