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Falls Prevention & Rehabilitation

Falls Prevention & Rehabilitation Services in Cardiff, Bridgend, Newport & Porthcawl.

The Independent Physiotherapy Service has a specialist elderly rehabilitation and falls prevention service. The statistics show that his is an extremely important area of physiotherapy and it can significantly reduce the risk of falls and the resulting injury and ill health.

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Falls Prevention & Rehabilitation

Injury due to falls is the leading cause of mortality in people aged over 75 in the UK. 25% of fallers will sustain serious injury. Half of all fallers will fall again within 12 months. A well designed falls prevention programme, monitored by a chartered physiotherapist can significantly reduce the risk of falls. A recent study showed that following a strengthening and balance programme, there was a 60% reduction in falls and 92% reduction in A&E admissions.

There are a number of risk factors for falling including:

  • Neurological (stroke, Parkinson's, Multiple Sclerosis etc)

  • Orthopaedic (arthritis, joint replacement, post fracture etc)

  • General de-conditioning (due to age, illness, surgery)

  • Unsteadiness (various causes)

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    Falls Prevention & Rehabilitation Treatments

    Our physiotherapists will complete a comprehensive assessment. Following this they will be able to determine the best course of action to improve mobility, promote independence and reduce risk of falls.

    Common recommendations and treatments:

  • Suggest alterations to home environment to reduce risk of falling

  • Recommendation of appropriate mobility aids and simple home exercise equipment

  • Balance re-education programme - supervised or independent as appropriate

  • Strength & conditioning programme - supervised or independent as appropriate

  • Recommendation of appropriate local exercise groups

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