Falls become more common in older adults with 1 in 3 over 65’s having a fall each year. This can result in injury, hospitalization and reduction in independence and socialization.
There are many definitions of falls. Within most definitions will be an idea that a falling is considered unintentional, to a lower level than before such as the floor or the ground, and it is neither explained either by medical causes such as blood pressure or a stroke nor caused by an overwhelming external force. A simple and widely accepted version often used in research defines a fall as
“An unexpected event in which the participant comes to rest on the ground, floor or lower level.”
In the Waterfall Clinic our experienced Chartered Physiotherapists are the clinical specialists in falls assessments and treatments. They will work with you, to achieve your goals and help maintain independence for the future. We can provide the falls assessment in clinic or at your home.
Treatment approaches could include:
- Strengthening exercises
- Balance specific exercises
- Functional exercises
- Gait re-education
- Backward chaining
At The Waterfall Clinic, we also provide Falls and Balance classes.
Why Choose Us?
Access to latest
Fully accessible clinic
and rehabilitation gym