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Steady on your feet, falls prevention programme – places now available

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Following the success of The Physiotherapy Unit’s ‘Steady on your feet’ falls prevention programme last year, we’re delighted to announce that places have become available for their next programme, with the first session taking place on Tuesday 18 June 2019.

What’s involved?

One in three people over the age of 65 years old will have a fall this year. The Physiotherapy Unit have designed an 8 week programme that focuses on strength, balance, exercise and education. Evidence has shown that attending this type of programme to improve your strength and balance can reduce your risk of falls and falls related injuries.

• Initial assessment
• Personalised exercise programme and falls prevention pack
• 8 weekly group exercise classes in the rehabilitation gym
• Education talks from experts in their field
• Final assessment

Physical activity classes

The exercise classes consist of balance and strengthening exercises to help improve your muscle strength, balance and coordination. Included is functional activities to help you gain the ability to withstand threats to your balance.

Education

You will cover a range of educational topics related to the risk factors that lead to falling. The aim is to empower clients to take action in addressing the risk factors of falls with weekly checklists.

Topics include:

• Vision
• Nutrition
• Medication management
• Bone Health

After the programme

Once you have completed the programme, weekly exercise classes are available for clients who would like to continue to stay active.

The Physiotherapy Unit

Located within our leading Hospital, The Physiotherapy Unit is one of the UK’s leading physio centres, offering a comprehensive range of services at your convenience. The department is staffed by experienced chartered physiotherapists whose variety of specialist skills and interests cover every area. The team work closely with some of country’s finest Consultants and nurses, offering the highest standard of specialist care and attention.

Take part in ‘Steady on your feet’

To find out how you can secure your place or for further information please contact The Physiotherapy Unit by emailing physiotherapy@hje.org.uk or calling 020 7806 4010.

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