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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.

One You Active 10

Physical inactivity is a major cause of disease and disability for adults in the UK. It negatively impacts the health, social and economic outcomes of individuals and costs the NHS in England millions

Move It Or Lose It with Tina

Move It Or Lose It
50+ Exercise and Movement classes working on the key principles of FABS
Flexibility
Aerobics
Balance
Strength
All exercises can be done at your own pace seated, supported or free standing. Something for everyone!

Fitness and Movement for older people

Fitness and Movement for older people

Move it or Lose it exercise class for the over 50’s. A fitness programme covering the key principles of FABS - flexibility, aerobics, balance and strength specifically designed for older people or those with mobility issues . Fun games are also included for social interaction and mental stimulation.
The exercises can be done seated, supported or free standing .... so something for everyone.

Fitness / Movement class for over 50’s

Fitness / Movement class for over 50’s

Low impact exercise class for older people , working on the FABS principles of flexibility, aerobics, balance and strength . Exercises can be adapted to be done seated, supported with chair or free standing . All levels welcome

Fitness class for the over 50's

Fitness class for the over 50's

Exercise for the older person - working on the 4 key pillars of fitness - Flexibility, strength, aerobic and balance. All the exercises can be done seated, with chair support or standing.