Older People’s Day October 1

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Older People’s Day October 1st:

Physiotherapy Bangor will be promoting the importance of active ageing to mark Older People’s Day on October 1.

The day is designed to celebrate the contribution of older people in society and Physiotherapy Bangor will be proudly supporting the event. We will also be offering 10% of all treatments for over 60s for the month of October.

The event is one of hundreds being run across the UK by members of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy (CSP).

Physiotherapists play a key role in keeping people active and independent as they get older through services such as falls prevention classes, which focus on improving a person’s strength, balance and coordination, as well as identifying any potential risk factors.

Fall are not an inevitable part of ageing. There are a number of simple steps that everyone can take to reduce their risk, such as doing some basic exercises and keeping active. It is never too early to start – prevention is possible.

Physiotherapy Bangor is proud to be taking part in Older People’s Day. Our profession has an important role to play in helping older people live longer and live well.

We are also promoting a new 32-page ‘Get Up and Go’ booklet produced by Saga in association with the CSP and Public Health England which gives important advice on how older people can fall-proof their home, stay safe while out in their community and provides specific exercises to help with strength and balance. Contact Kate at Physiotherapy Bangor for a copy or log on to the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy website and download a free copy (see below).

Coinciding with the guide, the CSP has produced a new ‘Get Up and Go’ video, which demonstrates the established test for assessing a person’s risk of falling.

The guide and video are available at:

www.csp.org.uk/getupandgo

How can we help you at Physiotherapy Bangor?

We provide a wide range of physiotherapy and massage treatments, come and ask us about fall prevention exercises and advice.

Further Information

We hope to see you soon at Physiotherapy and Massage | Bangor Clinic!

Call 07779363613 orĀ click here to request an appointment

 

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