How can the Cardiac Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program help with falls prevention?
Research as shown that regular exercise can help prevent falls. The Cardiac and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Program has many different methods to acheive this goal. Our multidisciplinary team work closely with each discipline to improve client outcomes.
Physiotherapists examine each individual and develop a plan using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. All Clients refered to the Cardiac Rehabilitation Program have access to Physiotherapists who can do a functional assessment and recommend the most appropriate mobility devices as well as assisst you to obtain the proper equipment that you may need to prevent falls.
Ask your case manager to refer you to one of our physiotherapists.
Anyone can fall, but the risk of falling becomes greater with age. There are a number of simple steps you can take in and around your home to help prevent falls and the injuries caused by falling
Every year, one in three Canadian seniors will fall at least once. Hip fractures are the most common type of fall injury among seniors, and about 20 percent of injury-related deaths among seniors can be traced back to a fall.
Factors that can increase your risk of falling include the following:
Nearly half of all injuries among seniors happen at home. The bathroom and stairs are particularly dangerous areas. However, you can prevent falls by making adjustments to your home and lifestyle, and by making sure you eat well, stay fit, and use whatever devices you may need to help keep you safe
Stay Active, Stay Independent, and Stay on Your Feet!