Are you someone, or do you know someone, who feels weak around the house and unstable on your feet?
If you want to be stronger and steadier, then read this…
In rural communities like ours, it’s shocking that:
(Source: SA Health - data from regional South Australia March 2020.)
BUT: the good news is - falling over doesn’t have to be an inevitable part of ageing. And, muscle strength and mass CAN improve - at any age (see previous blog)
A survey conducted for SA Health in 2015 showed that older people now have a better understanding of the things that can be done to reduce their falls risk, than when a previous survey was conducted in 2007. The actions people know to do include:
Direct quote SA Health: Link Here.
Are you over 50? There is more you can be doing to feel strong and steady!
People who are active and look after their health and their home are protecting themselves against the risk of falls.
Go through this checklist - what actions could you take to make a change for the better?
You may not know if you are at risk. Early detection of falls risk is important to avoid injury and keep your independence and mobility. Take it a step further by spending a couple of minutes to complete the Are you at risk of falling? Self-screen checklist (PDF 119KB). Complete it electronically, or Print it out, and take a copy of these results to your next appointment to discuss with your health professional.
This will give you a guide as to how safe you are from falling, and the areas of your health that might need your attention. If you have osteoporosis, your risk of injury may be higher. This checklist is not intended to indicate or assign a level of risk of falls to the individual. (Source: SA Health via link here Falls and preventing harm from falls.
Concerned by the results? Or do you have a loved one you’d like to see Stronger and Steadier?
Give us a call! Our chair-based exercise sessions might be just the thing to help reduce your risk.
We conduct small group, evidence-based, strength and conditioning sessions every week.
It’s called Strong and Steady!
Every Wednesday 12:20pm - 1pm
$28 per session
Cost can be charged to clients privately (class cost is eligible for private health insurance rebates) or through Third Party Providers such as My Aged Care Packages and NDIS.
We welcome all new participants, and returning clients. No GP referral is needed.
To join, simply call our clinic to make a booking 86826665.
Claire and the Team at EP Physio Plus
EP Physio Plus 17 Edinburgh Street, PORT LINCOLN SA 5606 Ph: (08) 8682 6665 Fax: (08) 8682 5552