Recurrent falls are a major problem in the community. They can result in serious traumatic injury and cause a loss of confidence, fear and impaired mobility.
There are a number of balance systems that deteriorate as we age. These include proprioception, vision, vestibular system, muscle strength and reflexes. Some these systems can be retrained and improved.
At Prime Physiotherapy we assess all systems that contribute to balance to determine where the deficits lie and implement a tailored rehabilitation program to address these.
We are also able to prescribe gait aids for patients who require them and provide practical advice on how to decrease falls.