Falls are a major cause of disability and the leading cause of mortality due to injury in people over 65 in the UK. Every year, over 400,000 older people in England attend A&E departments following an accident and nearly 14,000 people die each year as a result of an osteoporotic hip fracture.
Central Health Physiotherapy offers a flexible comprehensive Falls Management Service that meets the NICE (National Institute for Health and Excellence) and NSF (National Service Framework) guidelines.
Our service, which involves a physiotherapy and occupational therapy assessment and treatment, is available to patients through The Hospital of St John & St Elizabeth, on an outpatient or domiciliary basis.
We aim to
- improve your confidence in your current mobility.
- provide you with strategies to reduce the risk of falls in your home and practical advice in the event of a fall.
- give you exercises to help build your strength and balance
- address any fear and anxieties you may have.
- teach you how to get up off the floor safely if you do fall.
For more information call 020 7404 6343 or contact us and we can call you back.
It definitely built up my strength and muscles. It gave me confidence and it helped me. I found you all (physiotherapists and occupational therapists) very efficient and helpful. I haven’t had a fall since.
Mrs. Frances Gibson
The programme made me generally better. It was very useful for my mobility and balance.
I enjoyed coming to the hospital for exercises to improve my balance, especially the one-on-one attention I received from the physiotherapist who designed an exercise programme for me. I am most grateful to the occupational therapist for encouraging me to take up the carpets from my beautiful wood floors at home, and I still use the trolley the OT suggested on a daily basis.
Mrs Elena Wilkinson