The Incidence of Falls

Did you know one third of over 65s will have a fall every year, and the rate increases with advancing age? About 10% of falls will result in serious injuries such as fractures, affect confidence and accelerate frailty and a loss of independence. Despite being common, falls are not a normal consequence of ageing. Studies show a physio program can reduce the risk and incidence of falls by 35%!
If you have a parent or grand parent who is getting unsteady on their feet or has already had a fall, have the conversation with them as to what they plan to do about it. Seeking the right help to improve their balance will greatly improve their quality of life and independence. Call 9424 0244 to speak to us about how we can help.