Falls are a major cause of injury for older people and may be an indicator for deteriorating health. With the aging population this is something that needs careful thought and consideration. Did you know that between 2011-12 96,385 people aged over 65 and over were hospitalised for a fall-related injury. Of these, 68% were women.
It is estimated that at least one-third of people over the age of 65 years fall one or more times a year. Although many of these falls do not result in injury, they can cause:
Stay healthy to maximise wellbeing
Engaging in regular exercise helps improve balance, strength and flexibility. Whether it is walking, Tai Chi or water aerobics regular participation is key to keeping your body strong and responsive.
Talk to your health care professionals about improving your diet, managing any medication you may be on, and ways to manage chronic medical conditions. Get your eyes tested annually and visit your podiatrist regularly to minimise foot problems.
It is important to wear comfortable shoes that fit well. Make sure they have low or no heels and that they are slip resistant.
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How we can help:
Our podiatrist can help address any concerns of the lower limbs and attend to any foot care. They can advise on the best shoes for you that will help you feel stable, supported and confident.
Visiting the chiropractor can help address any musculoskeletal concerns. Do you have poor balance? Do you find it difficult to stand straight or turn your head? Do you suffer from dizziness?
All of our practitioners are experts in their field and adhere to the highest standards of care.
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