Dealing with a fear of falling

Dealing with a fear of falling

Falls are the most common cause of injury in older adults and The Public Health Agency of Canada estimates between 20-30% of adults over 65 fall each year. There are numerous consequences associated with falls including decreased independence, hospitalization, and injury. The physical effects of falls are nearly always treated, but the psychological effects are often overlooked. 

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.

Physical activity: tips to get you moving

Physical activity: tips to get you moving

Meeting the weekly recommended levels of physical activity can be difficult. We all have busy schedules and social events that can get in the way. Here are a few tips to make it more manageable.

Post-hospital syndrome: how physiotherapy can help

Post-hospital syndrome: how physiotherapy can help

After periods of prolonged hospitalization it is common for older adults to experience a decline in their functional performance. Many patients are discharge from acute care settings below their prior level of function and 1 in 12 Canadians is readmitted within 30 days.