This month's tip
Reduce your risk of falls with your Physio
Falls are a significant cause of injury for all age groups. People who have experienced a serious fall can worry so much about falling again that they restrict their activity. They gradually do less activity, which can actually increase their risk of falling. Leg muscle weakness and impaired balance contribute most to falls. This becomes a vicious cycle.
Activities common to older people such as gardening and walking do not usually help increase muscle strength on their own. Your physiotherapist can provide you with exercise programmes that improves your strength and balance hence reduce the number of falls.