The falls physiotherapy service is run by the physiotherapy team and combines education and exercise together to help someone who has repeated falls or who is at risk of falling. Everyone referred to the falls programme will be offered an individual assessment
The physiotherapist will use the assessment session to assess strength, balance and confidence in order to help determine the specific problems which need to be addressed. From this assessment the team will ensure that the most suitable course of treatment is offered which may include:
Following completion of the group or 1:1 treatment, all individuals will be re-assessed. The same strength, balance and confidence measures will be used as a comparison to those carried out at the first assessment.
Advice will be given on how to maintain any improvements gained during the programme which could include:
A review will also then be carried out after any continued input to check progress and try to help improvements to be maintained.
Falls Physiotherapy Team
The referral is not appropriate for the Falls Physiotherapy Service if:
Last updated: 19/10/2016
Update due: 19/10/2017