On Your Feet – Get Up and Go
(This class is ideal for the elderly with balance, strength and mobility issues)
You do not need a doctor’s referral to attend this class. The minimum age requirement is 50 years. On your first visit you will be individually assessed by a physiotherapist – the appointment will take 1 hour.
You will then be assigned to a group suitable to your abilities. Classes are held two times per week for 5 weeks. At the end of the 5 week period you will be reassessed by your physiotherapist. You will be given home exercises to reinforce the program. Comfortable gym clothes are recommended.
Have you fallen? Are you scared of falling?
Focus on physio conducts physiotherapist supervised exercise classes aimed at the prevention and treatment of balance, strength and flexibility deficits which can cause falls and injury. Every year 1 in 3 older Australians experience one or more falls. The effects of a fall can create loss of confidence in mobility and daily activities – even fractures and hospitalisation.
As we approach our later years there are many age related changes that affect balance and mobility.
Such things as:
- Decrease in reaction time
- Poor vision
- Loss of muscle strength
- Decreased flexibility lIncontinence
- Loss of confidence
Aims of Falls Prevention Classes
- Assess mobility, balance, strength & flexibility
- Improve balance
- Improve muscular strength
- Improve walking ability and speed
- Have Fun!
Who can attend these classes?
Anyone over the age of 50. You do not need a doctor’s referral.
What happens on my first visit?
You will be individually assessed by a physiotherapist. This assessment will take 1 hour. You will be assigned to a group suitable to your abilities.
What do I wear?
Comfortable, loose clothing, eg tracksuit, t-shirt and joggers.
How often do I need to attend classes?
For best results we ask that you attend twice per week for 5 weeks. At the end of this period you will be reassessed by your physiotherapist.
194 Ashmore Rd
Benowa, QLD 4217
Phone: (07) 5564 9009
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