Falls prevention . The demographic data and the latest research, shows what impact physio-led falls prevention services could have in every area of the UK.
For example, offering access to one of these services to everyone judged at risk in Bristol would prevent 816 falls and save £1.3m.
One-third of people who suffer a hip fracture die within a year and falls are the leading cause of accident-related mortality in older people.
In addition to the human cost, falls account for £1.7 billion of the NHS budget each year, according to the CSP.
The PhysioTherapy Centre recognises the problem falls cause and are now working towards one on one assessments and follow-up classes as necessary. Call the Centre for more details.
The modelling shows the NHS gets back £4 for every £1 it invests in falls prevention.
Catherine Pope, the CSP’s chair of council, said: “Falls cause misery every year but many are preventable and it is so important that we move on from seeing them as an inevitable part of ageing.