Fall Prevention Awareness Week: Nov 3-9 2014

Did you know that falls account for 85% of all injuries among B.C. seniors?  Falls are the main reason why older adults lose their independence.  Take steps towards fall prevention:fall-prevention-awareness-week-2014-public

  1. Improve mobility and fitness
  2. Follow the Canadian Guidelines for calcium and vitamin D
  3. Have regular vision check-ups
  4. Review medications with a doctor or pharmacist
  5. Reduce trip and slip hazards

If you are having mobility issues or are concerned about a potential fall, consider working with a professional to develop a prevention strategy.

Physiotherapists can help reduce the fall risk for patients by identifying and discussing fall risk factors.  This may include assessment of balance and gait, along with an exercise plan tailored to individual needs.

Contact Chipperfield Physiotherapy for more information on how we can help, or visit SeniorsBC

 

Seniors – Fall Prevention