Check Your Risk For Falling

April 5, 2022
How to get the most out of Physiotherapy

Check Your Risk For Falling

Why it matters - People who have fallen once are likely to fall again.
Why it matters - People who have been advised to use a cane or walker may already be more likely to fall.
Why it matters – Feeling unsteady when walking is a sign of poor balance
Why it matters – This is also a sign of poor balance
Why it matters - People who are worried about falling are more likely to fall.
Why it matters – This is a sign of weakened leg muscles.
Why it matters – This is a sign of weakened leg muscles.
Why it matters – Rushing to the bathroom especially in the dark will increase your risk of falling.
Why it matters – Numbness in your feet can cause stumbling which can lead to falling.
Why it matters – Side effect of some medicines can increase your risk of falling

If your answer is yes to 2 or more of the above questions you are at risk of falling and could benefit from a consultation with our team to discuss the Otago falls prevention program.

Contact us for more information on check your risk for falling.

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