Therapy led service offering multi-factorial assessments for people that have fallen or are at high risk of falling.
We offer 1:1 assessments with a qualified therapist (Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist) which takes approximately one hour. This will involve a discussion about the falls you may have experienced and possible risk factors for future falls. We will assess your walking, balance and take observations such as your blood pressure.
At the end of the assessment a care plan will be formulated depending upon your individual need. This may include:-
– Falls prevention education and advice
– Tailored home exercise programme
– Postural stability exercise groups (*assessment required with therapist)
– Home hazard assessments
– Further investigation of unexplained falls
– Onward referrals or signposting to other services
– Recommendations to community exercise groups
Who this service is for?
– If you have fallen and you do not know why you are falling
– If you fall frequently
– If you’re worried about falling and this is stopping you carrying out your everyday activities
Using this service
Your GP or healthcare professional will be able to refer you to our service using the Falls Referral Form.
In order for us to manage your referral effectively, we require some information about how recently you have fallen and how often you have been falling. We would also like to know how worried you are about falling. The questionnaire below may help you to think about this.
We will sometimes re-direct you to a more appropriate team when we triage your referral. For example, to the Community Team; this is to ensure that you are being seen by the right person at the right time.
We offer therapy clinic appointments in locations across the borough (see the bottom of the page for clinic locations and times). For those that are housebound, we are able to arrange a home visit.
We will send you notification of your appointment in the post.
Cancelling an appointment: please give us as much notice as possible if you need to cancel your appointment, in order for us to be able to offer this appointment to somebody else.
Balanced Lifestyle Group
Please take a look at the short video to get an idea of what the group can offer and how to refer.
Bromley Common Baptist Church
Tuesday 11.00am – 12.30pm
Wickham Hall, West Wickham
Wednesday 11.00am – 12.30pm
Hope Church, Orpington
Thursdays 11.00am – 12.30pm
Other services that we sometimes link with or refer to that you may find useful:
Leaflets for patients:
Leaflets for professionals: