A fall is an event resulting in a person coming to rest unintentionally on the ground or other lower level, such as a chair or sofa. A fall can also occur from a chair onto the floor. Fear of falling can be as disabling as an actual fall.
Risk of fall increases with age, however a Falls Prevention physiotherapy programme can help reduce the risk.
A falls prevention 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.