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Fall Prevention: 5 ways to prevent falls during bad weather

Fall Prevention: 5 ways to prevent falls during bad weather

About 1/3 of people over 65 and 1/2 of people over 80 fall each year. this can have very serious consequences to your health and independence therefore prevention is key.

Osteoarthritis: how physiotherapy can help

Osteoarthritis: how physiotherapy can help

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common type of arthritis. OA is a disease of the whole joint that leads to breakdown of joint cartilage and the underlying bone. If pain and stiffness are impacting your daily activities physiotherapy can help you gain mobility and find ways to manage your pain.

Home physiotherapy: the benefits for older adults

Home physiotherapy: the benefits for older adults

Currently, gaps exist in the continuum of care for patients requiring rehabilitation services in the community. Home-based physiotherapy services address this need by providing evaluations and treatments to people within their homes and communities to help support independent living and enhance quality of life.

Fall Prevention: 5 simple steps to reduce fall risk

Fall Prevention: 5 simple steps to reduce fall risk

The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates that between 20-30% of people over the age of 65 fall every year. Fifty percent of falls happen within home environments and 17% at residential institutions. Here are a few tips to reduce your risk for falls: