On the subject of falls and fractures, prevention is healthier than a remedy, which is why IWC is launching a proactive new initiative.
The main native well being and wellbeing organisation will begin common “Dwelling Sturdy” Falls Prevention Classes in mid to late April.
IWC physiotherapist Scott Davis mentioned incidents at dwelling or at work might result in hospitalisation or worse.
“Individuals of all ages could be prone to falling or fractures for a spread of causes together with diabetes, arthritis, stroke, low or hypertension, poor vitamin, not ingesting sufficient water, or struggling bouts of dizziness,” he mentioned.
“Or an individual could have a extra extreme well being challenge resembling Parkinson’s illness, a lung or coronary heart situation, osteoporosis or epilepsy. Falls and fractures could be a difficulty for all of those conditions.
“However it’s necessary to recognise that even short-term sickness, such because the flu or different infections, can briefly enhance your danger of falling. This is the reason these periods are open to all folks, of all ages.”
The one-hour periods can be held on the IWC Well being & Wellbeing Complicated in Bundaberg, and no referral is required.
Delivered in small teams, the periods will contain a spread of motion, stability and weight-bearing actions beneath the steering of Mr Davis.
IWC is an Aboriginal community-controlled organisation which is dedicated to Reconciliation in Motion, providing providers to all folks, Indigenous and non-Indigenous, with out discrimination.
It has greater than 15,000 sufferers/purchasers and gives a spread of medical and well being, neighborhood and household, and cultural providers.
IWC Common Supervisor Wayne Mulvany mentioned the periods would sit inside the organisation’s Pivot21 providers, which embody Dietetics, Diabetes Schooling, the IWC Health club, Occupational Remedy, Psychology and Speech Pathology.
“These periods will type one other a part of IWC’s holistic mannequin of care, which is whole-of-person and centered on empowerment and constructing capability in our neighborhood,” he mentioned.
Every session prices $12 per individual and individuals should be capable to transfer with out using aids.
Bookings are required and could be made by calling 1300 492 492 or electronic mail firstname.lastname@example.org to e-book your house.