Falls Therapy ServiceFall prevention, fear of falling, losing balance unsteady
What does it do?
- 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?
Where it is available?
How to access or apply for it:
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
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.