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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.

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How’s your get up and go these days? If you are on your hands and knees in the garden – is getting up again a struggle? The ability to go from hands and knees to standing upright is a vital indicator of leg strength and balance. If you fall and aren’t hurt then it needn’t be […]

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