The risk of sustaining a fracture increases with age and is a great concern for those people who have a chronic condition such as Arthritis or Osteoporosis. These conditions can often result in a reduction in physical activity, mobility, strength and balance which can lead to the risk of sustaining a fall.
It is important to be aware of major risk factors such as poor footwear or inadequate management of your medicines that can contribute to the risk of falling. By becoming more aware of these risk factors that can threaten your wellbeing and quality of life you will increase your knowledge and gain the necessary skills to keep active and independent.
Exercise is very beneficial and can improve your muscular strength and balance, but most importantly it gives you the confidence to enjoy a productive lifestyle. There are many exercise programs available through your local area health service and you can also contact our office for further information regarding falls prevention.