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Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Programmes provide an opportunity for individuals to increase their strength and balance and thus reduce their falls risk.

An Overview of Falls Prevention

Are you 65? Do you feel a little unsteady on your feet and / or have concerns about balance and mobility? Would you like to improve your balance?

Doing regular strength exercises and balance exercises can improve your strength and balance, and reduce your risk of having a fall. It's important that a strength and balance training programme is tailored to the individual and monitored by an appropriately trained professional.

The local Steady Steps Programme offers a 24 week programme is tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability. Delivered by Level 4 specialised Postural Stability Instructors, the class is tailored to each individual's abilities and will progress in difficulty throughout the programme. See below for more information.

Or ask your GP about training programmes in your area.

Involvement

Falls Prevention Programmes offer 24 week exercise sessions comprising of tailored seated and standing exercise including; balance & endurance, dynamic balance, floor exercised (if appropriate), strength exercises using bands/balls/light weights and techniques for getting down and up from the floor.

Sessions are currently taking place across Leicestershire - please visit www.lrsport.org/fallsprevention for more information.

Or ask your GP about training programmes in your area.

Find Falls Prevention Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

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Nordic walk - Meander -  Mincinglake Valley Park

Nordic walk - Meander - Mincinglake Valley Park

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Beginner activity classes for the over 55s at Haldon Forest Park

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Wobble / Otago - Balance and strength exercise class - Sit (and stand) to get fit and strong.

Wobble / Otago - Balance and strength exercise class - Sit (and stand) to get fit and strong.

if you are worried a little about your balance or feeling that you really should get a bit stronger so that you can walk to the shops without feeling tired, or just want more confidence and to meet people again - physically distanced, but socially connected, then please come to this class.
You must book, due to limits on numbers.

Paracise with Fiona Bovey Tracey

Paracise with Fiona Bovey Tracey

Paracise is an exercise class that is gentle on the joints and effective, helping you improve your balance, flexibility and posture, all from standing, no going on to the floor. It has been described as Medication in Motion. It's fun, you'll love the descriptions: we swim, play basket ball and jump in puddles, all in one place! Great music too.

Walk Jog Run

Walk Jog Run

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Outdoor Circuits Forde House Newton Abbot

Outdoor Circuits Forde House Newton Abbot

Outdoor circuits class. A fun relaxed, no floor (grass) work, all standing or using a tree to support ourselves. Gentle on the joints but effective exercise to improve balance, strength and burn some unwanted calories. Perfect before or after a weigh-in.
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Balance - We call it Wobble - strength and balance with a difference. on Zoom

Balance - We call it Wobble - strength and balance with a difference. on Zoom

Strength and balance is what we do. I call it Wobble prevention, or Otago. Wobble is a fun way to work on strength, balance, confidence, posture, flexibility and the best way to make you feel wonderful if you are worried about falling, or have recently fallen. It starts sitting in the chair, then we stand for a few tracks, hold on though. We finish sitting.

Circuit Training on Zoom for all

Circuit Training on Zoom for all

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