Falls and Balance Problems

There are many risk factors leading to a fall, for example, lack of physical activity, poor balance, diseases such as Parkinsons, Stroke, and environmental factors. The risk of falls increases with age.

Often the fear of falling can be as disabling as an actual fall.

A falls prevention physiotherapy programme can help reduce the risk.

The physiotherapy assessment will look at muscle strength, balance and gait pattern.

It could include:

  • advice on footwear
  • walking aids
  • measure fear of falling.

A physiotherapy exercise programme will include strength and balance training, with a home exercise programme, and could also include practise getting up from the floor. 

Clients can opt for a home visiting physiotherapy session across South Wales or come in to our specialist physiotherapy clinic in Kenfig Hill, Bridgend.

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