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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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Strength an Balance (seated)

Strength an Balance (seated)

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.

Strength an Balance

Strength an Balance

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.

Strength & Balance Exercise Class

Strength & Balance Exercise Class

Do you want to improve your balance and co-ordination?

Do you want to increase your strength, mobility and flexibility?

Do you want to improve your posture and stamina?

This scheme is supported by the NHS and is specifically designed to help people who have problems with strength and balance and who consider themselves to be at risk of falling.

Strength an Balance

Strength an Balance

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.

Strength an Balance

Strength an Balance

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.

Strength & Balance Exercise Class

Strength & Balance Exercise Class

Do you want to improve your balance and co-ordination?

Do you want to increase your strength, mobility and flexibility?

Do you want to improve your posture and stamina?

This scheme is supported by the NHS and is specifically designed to help people who have problems with strength and balance and who consider themselves to be at risk of falling.

Strength an Balance

Strength an Balance

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.

Strength an Balance (seated)

Strength an Balance (seated)

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger, improve their balance.

Strength an Balance

Strength an Balance

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.

Strength an Balance

Strength an Balance

Classes to help you improve your Strength and Balance.
Classes run weekly and are open to all. They are fun, social and full of very important and relevant information, to help participants to feel more confident, stronger and improve their balance.