St Judes Clinic Physiotherapists in Leighton Buzzard 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 physiotherapists at St Judes will be offering free advice in their clinic and on the telephone. They will be offering trips and falls prevention advice and free walking stick and footwear checks and recommendations.
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.
Moira D’Arcy, Practice Principal of St Judes Clinic and a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, said: “Falls are not an inevitable part of ageing.
“There are a number 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.
“We are excited and 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.”
The physiotherapists 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 local community and provides specific exercises to help with strength and balance and you can pick one up at St Judes Clinic in Lake Street, Leighton Buzzard.
To book an appointment or for further information call: 01525 377751.