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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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We are a family orientated self defence and fitness based martial art

COPD

COPD

A regular class for those who have COPD, helping to keep you fit and live your life

Exercise After Stroke

Exercise After Stroke

Exercise class for stroke survivors. Improve your stamina, ability and confidence.

Disability Cricket

Disability Cricket

Fun and enjoyable cricket session for anyone with physical or learning difficulties

Otago

Otago

Falls Prevention class

Chair Supported Exercise / Strength and Balance, Falls Prevention, PSI

Chair Supported Exercise / Strength and Balance, Falls Prevention, PSI

Ideal for people with reduced balance and mobility who wish to improve health, strength and independence.

Wheelchair users and carers welcome

Sessions begin with a warm up followed by exercises to help improve mobility, flexibility, muscle strengthen and endurance, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, balance and coordination; we end with a cool-down.

No exercises are performed lying on the floor and no participant is required to get onto the floor. However, participants are shown how to get down and up from the floor safely so that they know what to do should the need arise.

Chair Based Exercise, Falls Prevention, Strength and Balance PSI

Chair Based Exercise, Falls Prevention, Strength and Balance PSI

Ideal for people with reduced balance and mobility who wish to improve health, strength and independence.

Wheelchair users and carers welcome

Sessions begin with a warm up followed by exercises to help improve mobility, flexibility, muscle strengthen and endurance, abdominal and pelvic floor muscles, balance and coordination; we end with a cool-down.

No exercises are performed lying on the floor and no participant is required to get onto the floor. However, participants are shown how to get down and up from the floor safely so that they know what to do should the need arise.