Falls

 

The in-home strength and balance program is aimed at people over the age of 65, who are frail and are at great risk of falling.

A Physiotherapist visits in the home, to make an assessment, then prescribe an exercise program of strengthening exercises to help improve balance and mobility and enable people to stay as independent as possible.

It has been clinically proven after the first fragility fracture the patient has a 50% increased chance of sustaining another fragility fracture without risk factors being addressed.

Please refer to:
Guidance on the Diagnosis and Management of Osteoporosis in New Zealand.

Referrals can be made by general practice teams, other clinicians or by the person/ family concerned.

To Download IHSB Fillable Referral Form Click Here.

For advice on how to stay active, well and independent for over 65s visit Live Stronger for Longer.

 

For more information, please Contact Us on (06) 354 9107