Emergency Information

What is Falls Prevention Therapy?

This is a series of assessments and exercise sessions specifically for people who have had a hospital admission due to a fall and who would benefit from an individual therapy plan. A fall can have serious consequences including injury, pain, loss of independence, and reduced  confidence to go out in the community.

Falls Prevention Therapy is directly supported by a Physiotherapist and Allied Health Assistant.  Each person receives their own personal exercise program, and is encouraged to keep this up at home. A Key Worker (Registered Nurse) also organises a range of assessments in your own home with the aim to reduce risk of further falls.

Goals

  • To improve your balance, strength and flexibility
  • Increase your reaction time
  • Decrease your risk of falls and injury
  • Enable you to walk with confidence
  • Increase your confidence in carrying out day to day activities

Group Details

All referrals via Intake Worker, please call (03) 5761 4500.  Sessions are held at the AL Berry Day Activity & Therapy Centre, Samaria Road,  Benalla.

Runs for one session per week over 8 consecutive weeks.  A support person is welcome to attend. Every new client requires an assessment appointment prior to starting the program.

Staff will discuss fees with you and provide a fee declaration form for you to sign. No person will be refused due to inability to pay.