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Falls



Falls can be most worrying in the elderly population (65 years and over) due to bone degeneration, osteoporosis and risk of fractures such as

upon impact.

A fall can have an effect on a person’s confidence and self-esteem; this can then lead to other issues such as reduced mobility and fear of leaving the house. There are many risk factors which can cause a fall.

Risk factors of falls

There are many factors which can increase the risk of a fall. Some of them can include:

Environmental factors

  • Rugs
  • Carpet type
  • Furniture (overcrowding)

Clothing

  • Shoes (ill-fitting, heeled, sole condition)
  • Long skirts around ankles
  • Loose fitting trousers (too big)

Poor Balance

  • Proprioception
  • Visual
  • Vestibular

Medication

Neurological conditions

Reduced mobility

How can Physiotherapy help?

Physiotherapy can help before a person has had a fall and after to help with rehabilitation. Physiotherapy can help by:

  • Educating the individual to risk factors
  • Doing home visits to ensure the home environment is of minimal risk
  • Improving balance
  • Improving mobility
  • Improving lower limb strength

What Physiotherapy Treatments can be expected for falls?

There are a variety of treatments which our senior physiotherapists with people who have fallen and those who are at risk of falling.

Upon a comprehensive assessment the experienced Physiotherapist may chose one of the following treatment options:

  • Balance exercises
  • Proprioceptive exercises
  • Strengthening exercises
  • Vestibular rehabilitation
  • Lifestyle advice
  • Environmental advice

Summary

Falls are a great problem, especially within the elderly population which can cause serious injuries such as fractures.

Falls can affect the individual’s self-confidence and prevent them from continuing with their normal activities. Our senior physiotherapists can help restore confidence and work with the individual to minimise the risk of future falls through treatment and advice.

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