The latest approach to better balance
A natural consequence of ageing is that our balance can begin to deteriorate as we lose muscle strength and tone. No matter what your risk of falling, exercise is one of the most effective ways to decrease your risk of falling. Regular exercise will lead to stronger muscles, better balance and improved ability and mobility.
Patients that have been identified as medium risk of having a fall will be recommended “best in class” exercises (based on the Otago Falls prevention programme), individually or as part of a group class, to improve balance. If you have a local class that you already attend, we will send them our specific recommendations based on the report from your Falls Screen.
A tailored exercise programme can
reduce falls by as much as 54 per cent Age Uk - Falls Prevention Exercise