Falls Therapy Service

Fall prevention, fear of falling, losing balance unsteady

What does it do?

We offer a range of ways to lower an individual’s risk of falls and to help people stay healthy, active and independent:
- We deliver strength and balance programmes in a variety of venues across Shropshire.
- We signpost people to other teams and services within the community, if a need is identified

Who it is for?

for adults living in Shropshire, registered with a Shropshire GP, identified as having fallen, at risk, or fearful of falling. The service is generally for over 65s but younger adults identified at risk will be considered according to their individual need.

Where it is available?

Local service (South Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin, Bridgnorth, North Shropshire, Oswestry, Shrewsbury and Atcham).

How to access or apply for it:

See contact details above

Additional information:

The Falls Therapy Service is a specialist service aiming to reduce the number of falls and fall-related injuries. It is made up of physiotherapists, an occupational therapist, a nurse and rehabilitation technicians.

If medical factors are increasing risk of falls, a full medical assessment will be needed first. This may be at the Diagnostics, Assessment and Access to Rehabilitation and Treatment (DAART) team, or in a consultant clinic.

Patients may also be seen by the integrated care teams, which include:
- district nurses
- community physiotherapists
- occupational therapists
- rehabilitation technicians

These teams are also trained to do a one-to-one home exercise programme to help improve your strength and balance.

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

30/12/2019
Provider

Adults & Older People

Louise House, Roman Road, Meole Brace, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY3 9JN