As we age, we experience drastic changes to everything from our bones and muscles, to energy and endurance. Physiotherapy can help us reduce the impact of these changes and keep us fighting fit for years to come.
In Part One of this blog relating to fear of falling, we discussed the definition of falls and also the impact that falls have on older adults. Sinead Tracey, of our Dundrum clinic explains how these falls can be prevented.
As we get older, the occurrence of falls and injuries increases. These accidents can lead to injuries which are often very serious and can restrict elderly people in their daily lives. As more awareness of these falls is required, our Chartered Physiotherapist from Kilkenny Ann Prendergast discusses “the fear of falling” and the impact of these accidents on older adults in the first instalment of this blog post. In part two she outlines what physiotherapists can do to help.