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Falls prevention

Over 400 risk factors leading to falls have been identified including
lack of physical activity resulting in loss of muscle tone, decreased bone mass, poor balance, and reduced flexibility, impaired vision, medications, disease including Parkinson’s, dementia, stroke and arthritis, surgery, and environmental hazards.

MYTH – Many people believe that falls are an inevitable part of ageing, but the surprising TRUTH is, that they’re not. Most falls can be prevented and we all have the power to reduce the risk.

The risk of falls can be decreased by EXERCISING, as well as managing your medications, having your vision checked, and making your living environment safer.

We can help reverse this with simple exercises recommended by Physiotherapists to help improve muscle strength, balance and co-ordination, as seen in Saga magazine.

Starting at age of 30 our muscles can lose up to 8% of their strength every decade, so by the time we are 80 we potentially lose 40% of our strength.

What can we do? The recommended activity level is 30 minutes, five times a week. As part of your daily activity, walking, gardening, cycling, all counts as physical activity. Experts advise twice per week muscle strengthening exercises for people over age of 65.

Having good balance is also very important in preventing falls and fractures, and specific exercises can be prescribed by your physiotherapist to help improve this.

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Why choose Home Physio Group?

We are a dedicated team of Chartered Physiotherapists working exclusively in your home and providing the highest level of care. We recognise the importance of knowing that you are in safe hands and being looked after. With this is mind, our client management team are here to assist you every step of the way and will answer any questions you may have. We are passionate about helping you to reach your goals, relieve your pain, and improve your mobility.

The benefits of using our service include:

  • All our physiotherapists are hand-picked professionals with years of experience
  • We are registered with the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP) and Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC). All our physiotherapists are checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) 
  • We will arrange visits in your own home (or care home or place of work) at a convenient time to you
  • We work at speed and do not have a waiting list
  • We offer daytime, evening and weekend appointments
  • Our team work closely with the country’s leading consultants and specialists in their field
  • You will always have the same physiotherapist visiting you at home
  • You can have as may visits as you require
  • Our fixed pricing structure can be provided in writing so that you can consider it in your own time
  • We believe there is no “one size fits all” approach to care. Your personalised programme and treatment strategy will be unique to you