Falls & Balance Rehabilitation

Have you fully recovered from your last fall?

Having a fall can cause an injury, but even more so a loss of confidence in one’s ability to walk or negotiate different obstacles and terrain. It can even be the main reason a person loses their sense of independence.

Have you fallen more than twice in the last 12 months?

If so, this may be an indication that your balance is affected. In most cases, a thorough assessment performed early will help to resolve your balance issues quickly and restore your confidence.

Who is the most susceptible to falling?

Once we reach approximately 60 years of age, our body’s ability to regulate balance rapidly decreases. Also if we have a prior history of falls, even those not self-inflicted, we are much more at risk of falling again. This is because an injury to our lower limb can directly affect our body’s sense of awareness when we walk.

We can help you regain confidence

Exercise Physiology will together help you regain your confidence and independence after a fall. They can even decrease your chances of falling again and potentially prevent further injuries from occurring.

What is involved in the Falls & Balance Program?

1. A thorough assessment to determine your risk of having a fall

Balance assessment tools such as the Berg Balance Scale will be used to grade your risk of falling. This will then be retested periodically to gauge your improvement.

2. Balance training with an Exercise Physiologist

This will be a fully supervised one-on-one consultation which involves practising the areas of your balance you most struggle with eg. single leg, obstacles, and uneven surfaces. We will use an array of equipment to promote a challenging yet safe environment for you to improve.

3. Referral to a Podiatrist

In certain circumstances, your footwear or feet can be contributing to your balance problem. If so, we will refer you to a podiatrist so they can determine if any corrective changes are required.

Your Exercise Physiologists

Ben Hibberd

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Peter Stathopoulos

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