Preventing your falls risk

Exercise Options after Level 1 Better Balance Classes updated Mar 2017

Get up and go – a guide to staying steady

Get up and go a guide to staying steady – take a few minutes to read this helpful booklet produced by the Chartered of Physiotherapists, Public Health England and Saga. It includes information on how to reduce your risk of a fall, fall-proofing your home and six exercises to improve you strength and balance.

Are you at risk of a fall? The timed get up and go test
Watch this video produced by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy to find out how to test whether you or a family member are at risk of fall.

10 Useful resources

1. Public Health England Active At Home booklet – a useful guide on how to be active at home for older adults particularly during the Covid-19 pandemic: PHE Active at Home Booklet 21 May ELECTRONIC.PDF

2. Get up and go booklet – a guide to staying steady:

3. 10 today! Just 10 minutes of physical activity a day can benefit your physical and mental health. 10 Today is a short, enjoyable and easy routine: 10today

4. A Doctor’s guide to preventing falls
Preventing your Falls Risk Dr Thakkar with voiceover.pptx

6. Keep on Keep Up (KOKU) - A free evidence based app which aims to assist older adults to independently engage with evidence based strength and balance exercises and includes games on how to maintain bone health, home safety and staying hydrated:

7. Age UK staying steady booklet:

8. NHS exercises for older adults:

9. Royal Society for the prevention of accidents - safe at home tips for the over 65s

10. Falls Assistant Website

Last reviewed: 24/03/2021