Falls Prevention Rehabilitation

Falls Prevention Rehabilitation

We provide a holistic multi-factorial assessment for those who are at higher risk of falling or may have already experienced one.

We provide a holistic multi-factorial assessment for those who are at higher risk of falling or may have already experienced one.

What is Fall Prevention Rehabilitation?

Falls are not a normal part of everyday life but can be quite worrying for those who have a fear of falling or those who unfortunately fall quite regularly. Although anyone can experience a fall within their lifetime, there is an increased risk of falls as we get older in age. Around 1 in 3 adults over 65 and half of people over 80 will have at least one fall a year.

Risk factors

There are certain risk factors which make you more susceptible to falling. These may include:

  • Poor hearing/eyesight
  • Taking multiple medications for different health conditions
  • Issues with balance or feelings of dizziness
  • Low blood pressure
  • Muscle weakness

How to prevent falls

It has been found that completing a regular exercise programme that is based on research, targeting on improving functional activities, strength and balance, can actually lead to a 34% reduction in the rate of falls. Consistent and regular physical activity is a major protective factor that contributes to healthy aging and can reduce the risk of falls.

For most people, falls do not cause any serious injuries but they can cause broken bones as well as a feeling of lack of confidence or independence. Some people may have needed surgical intervention to mend a broken bone after experiencing a fall and usually would receive Physiotherapy to help improve their movement.


We can provide a full multifactorial assessment, to determine the potential reasons for why you may have fallen and discuss any potential risk factors you may have that put you at a higher risk of falling.

We will assess the following (not an exhaustive list):



Range of movement for all joints of the arms and legs

Any history of vertigo/dizziness

We can use different therapeutic measures to determine a baseline of your current function and after our intervention, re-measure to show how much you have improved. These can include different things like timing you when you walk (Timed up and Go Test), measuring the ease of how you complete certain tasks and different ways to assess and measure your balance.

What we offer

After we complete your assessment, we will be able to provide:

Professional advice

Advice on how to reduce the risk of falling

Specific programmes needed for your rehab

The ‘Super Six’ for staying steady or Otago balance exercises, as examples.

Assessment at your home

Home environment assessments to determine potential hazards contributing to falls.

Prevention tips

Tips on preventing further falls.

Safe strategies to get up

Strategies to ensure you can safely get yourself up from the floor

Choice of the treatment location

This service can be completed in our clinic or as a home visit within our 1.5 mile catchment area.