Falls Prevention Programmes

Why are Falls Prevention Programmes important?

Recent Evidence summarised by Age UK has shown that falls and fractures in people over 65 make up for over 4 million hospital bed days in England alone and the healthcare cost for fractures associated is approximately £2 billion per year.  After a fall an older person has a 50% probability of having significantly reduced mobility and makes them feel more vulnerable and less independent.  1 in 10 people who fall become afraid to leave their homes in case they fall again.

A falls prevention programme tailored to the individual person can reduce falls by approximately 54%.  The programme helps to address any hazards in the home, related medical problems and increase strength, mobility, flexibility, coordination and balance.  Evidence states that a minimum of 50 hours of exercise over a period of time such as 6 months should be advised with the 50 hours being made up of 2-3 sessions a week with your physio and on your own with your family or carer.

Why choose our Falls Prevention Programme?

  • we offer 3 different levels of programme
  • tailored to the individual rather than generalised programme
  • carried out in the individuals home or care home
  • we work closely with carers and family members to ensure carry over of the exercises between physio sessions
  • we progress the exercises to ensure continued improvement
  • one to one sessions enable us to challenge you
  • practice of getting up from from the floor safely (as if had a fall)

What do our Falls Prevention Programme include?

We offer 3 types of programme.  All programmes include the following:

  • Initial Appointment – a home hazard check and hazards removed, medical history taking, assessment of your flexibility, strength, coordination, balance and mobility.  After the assessment you will be provided a starting set of exercises tailored to your needs.
  • Exercise equipment kit – includes ankle weight, 3 exercise bands, balance cushion and exercise ball
  • Printed out exercise programme with pictures – updated version provided after each follow up session
  • Referral onto one of our Occupational Therapists if home adaptations required
  • Report writing to your GP if medical related problems need to be addressed
  • Follow up sessions (45 mins each) which aim to check and progress exercises as appropriate

Basic Programme – Initial Appointment and 5 follow ups over course of 6 months – £539.99 (inc.exercise kit)

Intermediate Programme – Initial Appointment and 10 follow ups over course of 6 months – £945.99 (inc. exercise kit)

Advanced Programme – Initial Appointment and 20 follow ups over course of 6 months – £1754.99 (inc. exercise kit)

Your Therapists

Samuel qualified from the University of Central Lancashire in 2008 with a Sports Science degree and went on to become a qualified personal trainer with further qualifications in nutrition. Employed by the council for several years to provide health... Read More »

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Melissa qualified as a Physiotherapist from St Georges University in 2014. She started her career in the NHS working with patients with learning disabilities and mental health issues, mostly rehabilitating patients in the hydrotherapy pool and gym.... Read More »

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Tricia Scott qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2006 from University of East London. She is a highly experienced physiotherapist who commenced her career in the NHS Trust hospitals and is currently working within the NHS Trusts and private... Read More »

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Ed Howes qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2012 from the University of East Anglia, in the UK. Having worked in a variety of settings: Outpatients, hospitals, community, accident and emergency, clinics and sporting environments, Ed has... Read More »

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Kelly Ratcliff qualified as a Physiotherapist in 2003 from University of South Australia. Kelly commenced her career in Australia, working across a broad range of specialities in the private sector, including rehabilitation, neurology, neurosurgery... Read More »

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Kate Fitzmaurice is a friendly and adaptable clinical specialist physiotherapist in neurology. Kate qualified from Sheffield university in 2001 so has over 15 years of experience of working with people with neurological conditions. Kate spent most of... Read More »

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Stephanie graduated from Kings College London in 2010. She has worked in a wide variety of physiotherapy specialties in various London teaching hospitals including care of the elderly, neurology, respiratory, oncology and musculoskeletal disorders.... Read More »

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Nassor qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2010 from St Georges University London. He began his career in the NHS completing numerous ward based and outpatient rotations to gain experience in musculoskeletal, orthopaedic, care of the elderly... Read More »

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Maria is a Chartered Physiotherapist registered also with the Health Professional Council. She qualified in 2008 from the Technological Educational Institute of Thessaloniki, Greece and has since attended several courses related to hands-on therapy.... Read More »

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Maria graduated in 2007 and has been specializing in Neurophysiotherapy since then. She has started a MSc Biomechanics course and has a strong interest in gait and posture of the Elderly.  Her work includes rehabilitation after injury or surgery,... Read More »

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Susan Callanan qualified as a Physiotherapist from the  University of Hertfordshire in 2015 and has been working at Physiocomestoyou Ltd since 2016.  She is a registered physiotherapist and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy. She... Read More »

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Abu Ambia qualified as a Chartered Physiotherapist in 2009 from St George's University of London. He has worked within the NHS, social services and private sector - specialising in Musculoskeletal, Orthopaedics, Elderly Care and Post-operative... Read More »

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Jose qualified as a Physiotherapist from the Jean Piaget School in 2007 and has been working at Physiocomestoyou Ltd in Londonsince 2011.  He recently moved back to Portugal and and now manages Physiocomestoyou in the Algarve.  He has been working... Read More »

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Jacob qualified from Rajiv Gandhi University of Karnataka, India as a physiotherapist in January 2001. Jacob has experience of working in a variety of different specialties within the NHS as well as the private sector over the years. These include... Read More »

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Dhiren is a specialist Neurological Physiotherapist with broad experience in working with people with neurological conditions; including newly diagnosed, long-term and progressive neurological disorders. Since graduating in 2010, Dhiren has worked... Read More »

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