We see a variety of patients: those who have had 2 or more falls in the last year, those with a fear of falling or those who feel off-balance.
We offer a detailed assessment and tailor treatment accordingly. We base our treatment on postural stability exercises and Otago exercises.
Patients can be seen on a one-to-one basis or within the Balance Group (Falls Group).
The Balance group runs once a week over a period of 12 weeks, during which time we work on strength, flexibility and balance. The classes also contain an educational component which improves awareness of causes and consequences of falls and what can be done to limit these.
We generally require all our patients to also complete home exercises to help them reach their full potential. We expect these exercises to be done during the period of time they are coming for treatment and to be continued on discharge.
Referral is by GP, Consultant or Physiotherapist
How can you contact the department?
The Department is open between 7.45am - 4.45pm, Monday to Friday, and can be contacted using the following:
T: 020 8333 3148
F: 020 8333 3089
For information on the: Lewisham Community Falls Service >>