Falls are a major cause of injury for older people. They are the leading cause of injury-related hospital admissions in people aged 65 years and over. Although many falls do not result in injury, they can cause:
- Hip and wrist fractures
- Hip and shoulder dislocations
- Head injuries and abrasions
- Bruising and sprains
- Fear of falling that can result in loss of confidence and restriction of activities.
At Nowra Physiotherapy and Sports Injury Clinic we can perform an assessment in the clinic, at your home, or aged care facility to determine the risk of falls and develop personalised effective exercise programs to improve strength, balance and functional mobility, in accordance with current falls prevention and treatment guidelines. We also advise on mobility aids and optimising client safety while moving around at home.