What are Falls Prevention classes?
Falls classes are for people who have had falls, have a fear of falling, poor balance or mobility. All Falls Prevention classes are run by tutors who have undertaken the Postural Stability Course run by Later Life Training (the current recommended training course). Tutors use gentle movements to strengthen the leg, arm, back, ankle and pelvic floor muscles which help to improve balance and mobility.
How can I join the classes?
You can be referred into the falls prevention classes by your GP, a Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist and by staff from the 2 Falls Clinics. If you would like further information about the referral process please contact the Exercise Referral & Falls Prevention Administrator at email@example.com. Once a recognised health professional has completed the required referral form, you will be contacted to arrange a convenient place and time for you to start attending classes.
Falls prevention classes are offered at two venues in the borough:
Teddington Pools and Fitness Centre
Vicarage Road, Teddington, TW11 8EZ
Mondays: 2 to 3pm
Cost: £3.30 per class
Age UK Richmond upon Thames
Twickenham Wellbeing Centre, Aragon Road, Twickenham TW1 3NH
Wednesdays: 1.45 to 2.45pm
Cost: £4 per class
For more details contact the Exercise Referral & Falls Prevention Administrator
Tel. 020 8973 1080