Preventing Falls


Every year, approximately 30% of Australian’s over 65 will fall (1). No other single cause of injury, including road trauma, costs the health system more than falls (2). If you’ve had a fall in the past six months, your chances of falling again are increased(3).  Most elderly people fall in and around the home. If you have a serious injury, it can lead to a change in where you live.

Why poor posture can give you headaches

Do you get headaches from just sitting at your office computer for a couple of hours? How about experiencing headaches after a long commute or a couple of hours studying for your exams? Think that poor posture is no big deal? Think again!

You see, we spend most of our days sitting. We are sitting in our cars during our daily commute. We sit at our 9 to 5 jobs. At the end of the day, we then go home and sit in front of our TVs or laptops to chill out after a long tiring day at work. Combine all that sitting with poor posture and you have a recipe for cervicogenic headaches, or in other words, a headache which originates from your cervical spine.

April Falls Day

April Falls Day is an opportunity to promote and prevent falls and harm from falls.  The theme for April Falls Day 2017 is mobility and falls prevention “Moving right to stay upright”.   Westmead Private Hospital and Westmead Private Physiotherapy Services held an information morning tea today providing awareness and education for staff and visitors

Did you know:

  • Approximately half of falls experienced by older adults living in the community occur in their homes and immediate home surroundings including the garden. Risk factors in the home may include poor lighting, clutter, uneven or slippery floors and the use of unstable furniture to assist with movements. Removing or reducing these risk factors can assist in making the home environment safer for older adults and reduce their risk of falls.

Do You Have Knee or Hip Arthritis?

We are looking forward to bringing you The GLA:D program – a six week program aimed at decreasing the symptoms of arthritis of the knee and hip. The program was originated in Denmark, where it has reduced symptoms by 32% and this effect has been maintained at 12 months.

Our Physiotherapists are currently undergoing training to conduct this course in our practice. We look forward to bringing it to you soon! Please call our rooms to register your interest now!