Balance and Falls Prevention

Balance and Falls Prevention

Women’s Health

The Balance and Falls Prevention service aims to assess and treat the common reasons for poor balance with or without a previous history of falling. As we age our balance and muscle strength can reduce and the likelihood of falling can rise. The Balance and Falls Prevention Service aims to identify any factors which may contribute to poor balance and correct them by completing exercises to improve your balance and strength. 

Who is this service aimed at?

People of any age who feel their balance has deteriorated with or without a history of falls. 

If there is a clear medical diagnosis for your poor balance (i.e. Parkinsons, vertigo, and vestibular disturbances) you may be better suited to see our specialist Neurological or Vestibular Physiotherapists.

When to come and see us?

If you feel your balance or strength is deteriorating then come and visit us for some advice on exercises and helpful ideas that might help.

If you have already fallen it is not too late, we may still be able to help prevent this from reoccurring in the future.

What would the initial assessment session involve?

A brief history of your condition
Medical history (including your medication history)
Assessment of your strength
Assessment of your balance
Advice on helpful changes you could make to reduce your risk of falling
Advice on common causes for falling
Advice on what to do should you fall

Based on the assessment an individual exercise programme will be designed for you.

What follow up treatments could I expect?

Treatment may be one to one or you could join our specially designed Balance and Falls Prevention exercise group.

How much is this service?

Initial assessment and treatment - £75
Follow up sessions - £50
Balance and Falls Prevention Group - £25/class

For more information or to book your initial assessment then please call our Physiotherapy department on 01279 602632.

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