Each year 1 in 3 people aged over 65 fall. This statistic increases to 1 in 2 for the 80+ age group. With an aging population we are seeing an increase in the number of falls, and thus an increase in hospital admissions.
Research shows that balance and strength exercises, when performed in the home, are one of the most effective ways to prevent falls and help maintain independence in the community.
As we are becoming more time poor, getting to exercise classes or medical appointments can be demanding and frustrating. This is why mobile Physiotherapy services such as Move Well 2 Live Well are helping people to stay at home and let the service come to them. So why worry about parking and traffic when you don’t have to?
Evidence shows that exercise programs which include high level balance training to be the most effective and have shown a 42% reduction in the rate of falls. In order to effectively challenge balance safely an exercise program needs to be tailored to the individual. Move Well 2 Live Well specialises in tailoring programs to the older population to ensure they get great results while staying safe and comfortable.
If you consider yourself or a loved one to be at a heightened risk of a fall, a tailored exercise program instructed by a physiotherapist is the optimal and safest way to get started. Call 0405 557 100 to organise your private falls assessment in the comfort of your own home.
- by Danielle Meldrum