Falls + Balance Program

The Falls + Balance program aims to return you to completing your activities of daily living and leisure activities safely and with confidence of not falling. Allowing you re-engage with social and recreational activities to maximise your quality of life.

The falls and balance involves a comprehensive examination with the rehabilitation consultant or geriatrician, and the physiotherapist to determine the cause of your balance issues.

The program runs twice weekly for 8 weeks.

Each session consists of a group based exercise class and an education session.

The education sessions cover a variety of topics such as:

  • Preventing falls in the home and in the community
  • Maintaining general wellbeing and staying active
  • Energy conservation and pacing
  • Footwear
  • Medications
  • The importance of falls prevention

On completion of the program we anticipate that you will achieve the following:

  • improved balance skills
  • increased functional and exercise tolerances
  • increased independence with activities of daily living
  • Increased confidence to complete everyday tasks
  • increased knowledge and implementation of falls prevention strategies
  • reduced risk of future falls at home and in the community

The Falls + Balance is designed to assist those who have:

  • A history of falls or a fear of falling
  • General physical deconditioning and a loss of mobility
  • Vestibular issues
  • Reduced ability to cope and manage independently
  • Restricted social or recreational activity due to a lack of confidence

This program involves the following rehabilitation team members:

  • Rehabilitation Consultant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Physiotherapist

Further allied health services (social work, dietician, psychology) are available for further individual therapy as required.

How to access this service

Please Download and complete the attached referral form in consultation with your GP or treating specialist and fax to 9474 8956.

To access this service:

Please Download and complete the attached referral form in consultation with your GP or treating specialist and fax to 9474 8956.

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