What is Falls Prevention Program, and can it help me?

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Our falls prevention program assesses and treats individuals who are having falls or are at risk of falling. This group or individualize program run twice a week over 6 weeks, and involve components of the following:

  • Assessment with your physiotherapist
  • Group exercise program designed to improve overall strength, balance and gait
  • Home safety information session
  • Home exercise information session
  • Information session about safe medication practices
  • Ongoing consultation with your physiotherapist

This program is for you if you have any of the following risk factors for falls:

  • Feeling unsteady when walking
  • Problems with balance
  • Impaired vision
  • Impaired cognition
  • Personal hazards (personal footwear or clothing)
  • Environmental hazards (loose rugs, uneven ground)
  • Use of multiple medications
  • Previous history of falls
  • Alcohol consumption

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Who should attend?

  • Anyone who experiences falls, or is at a high risk of falls
  • People who are able to safely take part in a supervised exercise program
  • People who are able to walk 25 metres

Why should I attend?

  • 1 in 3 seniors will suffer a fall this year
  • Falls can result in serious injury and hospitalization
  • Fear of falling can lead many seniors to withdraw from activities
  • Many falls are preventable
  • Intervention by a health care team has been shown to reduce falls

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Visit us or call us today to ask how SmartLife falls prevention program with a physiotherapist can help you achieve your personal best!

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DateOctober 29, 2014
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