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FALLS PREVENTION

Falls prevention: Exercise physiologist can aid in reducing the risk of falls and injury. an exercise physiologist will assess your balance and balance risk and design individualised programs to reduce your falls risk.

This is done by performing specific balance and lower limb strengthening exercises and education regarding your personal movements

Falls affects a number of older Australians. Falls in older people are not random and can be predicted by assessing risk factors including lower limb strength, gait and balance. All of which can be improved with exercise. Evidence demonstrates that many falls can be prevented via specific exercise therapy designed by exercise professionals.

Risk factors for falls:

  • Age 65 years +
  • Medication side effects
  • Vision impairment
  • Low muscle strength
  • Poor balance
  • Limited mobility

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