Exercise for Rehabilitation and Health is an industry leader in helping individuals prevent falls and the use of current evidence-based approaches to collaborate with the patient to aid recovery and regain of balance and confidence after a fall.
We start with a comprehensive assessment and consultation with each patient to best understand their medical and falls history and then move to objective assessment to measure:
Balance (static and dynamic)
We then discuss their ability to perform activities of daily living such as showering and making meals.
For our more elderly patients, we encourage a family member to attend their consultation.
We design a ‘needs and goals’ plan in collaboration with the patient to ensure their needs and goals are fully met, then initiate a treatment plan which may include:
Supervised balance and strengthening exercises sessions
Vestibular rehabilitation including BPPV treatment and BPPV exercises with one of our Physiotherapists
Attendance at balance group (individually designed balance exercises for elderly patients)
A home exercise program
It is important to us that rehabilitation plans are individualised, meet the needs of each patient, include regular monitoring of progressions and are clearly communicated to each member of the health team including ENT specialist, GP, Occupational Therapist and Podiatrist.
We may also recommend aides or appliances to reduce falls risk in the workplace or in the home.