Each year, 1 in 3 adults, 65 years or older fall. This leads to detrimental effects on their health, function and independence, as well as the considerable cost to society. Most falls occur due to a number of reasons but the majority are due to leg muscle weakness and impaired balance.
It has been widely researched and concluded that the implementation of an individualised balance exercise program improves an individual’s balance, risk of falling and fear of falling. Strength, flexibility, balance and reaction time are considered the most readily modifiable risk factors for falls. Therefore, improving stability requires a specific, fully tested, and safe exercise program, of which “Staying Steady” follows these guidelines.
Martine Shrubsole and her “Staying Steady” Balance programme aims to provide high quality balance exercise classes which are safe and suitable for most individuals. Martine Shrubsole is a highly qualified (Masters level/Titled Sports and Exercise/Commonwealth and Masters Games) physiotherapist from the local Mi FiZZiO clinic in downtown Kirrawee.
Mondays 1.30pm- 2.30pm
$10.00/week for 10 weeks paid up front, or $12.00/session.
Donald Robinson Village – 81 Flora St, Kirrawee, 2232.
Pre-screening medical, balance and cognitive tests are conducted prior to commencement of classes. Costs may be claimed through some health funds and DVA.
If you would like to attend or find out more information, please contact Mi FiZZiO on 9545 2568.