Falls Risk Assessments

Falls Risk Assessments Special

We are offering a special introductory price. For the first 2 months (March and April), we are offering a half price falls assessment for $34 which includes a thorough history, examination and falls risk assessment. If areas of improvement are indicated, Dr Alison will discuss the treatment options for your specific case.

Falls Risk Assessments in Adelaide

With Dr Alison Nicholls

Back in Balance Chiropractic is now offering falls risk assessment, where we will perform an examination to ascertain areas for improvement. You will then be provided exercises to practice at home. * So if you (or someone you know) are over the age of 65 why not book in for a falls risk assessment.

We are introducing a balance and falls risk assessments at Back in Balance Chiropractic. At the end of last year Dr Alison completed further study in balance and falls risks and brings her knowledge to the clinic. Alison became interested in this topic due to her own experience with poor balance and dizziness.

Falls Risk Assessments Adelaide

Falls have a major impact on the elderly with approximately 30-40% of older adults suffering from at least one fall each year. Falls can lead to injures, activity limitations, fear of falling again and loss of mobility which can have a big impact on independence. There are multiple risk factors for falls, including but not limited to muscle weakness, medication uses, arthritis, incontinence, poor reaction time and balance deficits. Some risk factors we are unable to change but the good news is wen can improve muscle strength and balance.

As we age we see changes in our brain function including decreased sensory integration and balance. But what is balance? Balance is the ability to maintain the body’s centre of mass over its base support. In other words balance keeps us upright. There are 3 main senses that contribute to balance; vestibular (ears), vision (eyes), and proprioception (sensory input that tells your body where it is). If you have ever seen Alison mis judge walking through the door frame and hit her shoulder, you will know her proprioception needs some work. The good news is with training these areas can be improved to help your balance and reduce your risk of falling.

*Please note this is not a regular chiropractic consultant and adjustments will not be performed in this appointment.

To make an appoint with our Falls Risk Assessments Adelaide expert please give our clinic a call.

Approximately 30-40% of the elderly will suffer from at least 1 fall per year

Dr Alison will perform a thorough assessment and identify areas in your balance and muscle strength that could be improved. Rehabilitation exercises then will be provided to help improve the identified areas.

  • Unsteadiness
  • Struggling with steps or curbs
  • Furniture surfing (using furniture around the home to lean on)
  • Shuffling feet
  • Tripping on own feet
  • Not lifting legs when walking
  • Difficulty turning around
  • Difficulty rising off chairs
  • Joint replacements
  • Diabetes
  • Depression
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Age over 80
  • Poor reaction time
  • Incontinence
  • Pain
  • Muscle Weakness
  • History of falls
  • Gait deficits
  • Balance deficits
  • Medication use
  • Use of assistive device
  • Visual deficit
  • Arthritis

The first appointment will involve a thorough history and an examination that will give Dr Alison an indication of the probability of your risk of falling in the next 12 months.

If the initial appointment identifies a falls risk, a further examination will be performed and individual exercises will be prescribed. Follow up appointments will track the progress and Dr Alison will update exercises as you improve.

No, although this appointment is provided by a chiropractor it is a different service and will focus on balance and falls. You will still be able to claim with your health fund under chiropractic.

No, if you would like to only address your risk of falling and balance, an initial falls risk appointment is the only requirement.

If you have other musculoskeletal issues that you would like to be addressed then you will need to book in for an initial chiropractic consult.

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