A fall is an event which results in a person coming to rest inadvertently on the ground or floor or other lower level’. World Health Organisation.
Falls occur at all ages, among children, young adults and people in their middle years. However, the consequences of falls can be more serious for people aged 65 years and older.
- One-third of people aged 65 years and older fall each year.
- Between 10-20% of these people have a serious injury as a result of a fall, such as a fracture.
- Many falls can result in a loss of confidence in walking or undertaking other activities.
Falls are completely preventable, by specifically designed exercises.
At truecare Health, we incorporate various techniques from Tai Chi, Yoga, Pilates and Physiotherapy to improve your balance and reflexes to prevent falls.