Falls

Falls are the leading cause of injury for seniors and it is estimated that one-third of adults older than 65 will fall at least once each year. Falls can result in wrist, hand, or hip fractures, knee injuries or head trauma.

The good news is that falls can be prevented with the right guidance. Physiotherapists are experts in balance, mobility, and exercise and can create a treatment plan tailored to keep you active, mobile and independent.

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Preventing falls

More than one-third of Canada’s elderly population (ages 65 and older) fall each year. It’s estimated that 50% of those who fall will suffer moderate to severe injuries such as sprains, hip fractures, or head traumas that can permanently reduce their mobility and independence. Direct health care costs relating to falls among seniors in Canada are estimated at $1 billion every year. This accounts for […]
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Are you a caregiver? Help friends and loved ones with these tips

Did you know that over eight million Canadians provide care to a chronically ill or disabled friend or loved one? Providing care can mean preparing meals, accompanying a person to an appointment and helping with bathing and dressing. Today marks the start of Canadian Patient Safety, and with that in mind, we’re happy to share […]
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Choose to Move: Kelsey Serwa, 2014 Winner Olympic Silver Medalist

For elite ski cross champion Kelsey Serwa, her silver medal win in Sochi almost didn’t happen. Physiotherapy helped her recover from a knee injury and win a silver medal at the Sochi Olympic Winter Games.   To showcase how physiotherapy changes the lives of British Columbians every day, the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia have created […]
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Choose to move: inspiring stories from B.C.

For the Physiotherapy Association of British Columbia’s latest campaign, they travelled to different areas of British Columbia to showcase some amazing individuals, who are elite athletes, professional dancers, and those with inspiring stories of recovery. What they all have in common is that they Choose to Move, and use physio regularly to help them perform […]
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Physical Therapy Is Vital to Joint Injury Treatment

Here’s how physiotherapy may be able to help you avoid surgery
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Walking Aids

Your health condition, size and age are key considerations when selecting a walking aid along with comfort, ease of use, stability and safety. Download CPA's infosheet to learn more about how physiotherapy can help.
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Ageing and Preventative Care

Physiotherapists can plan treatment to help you maintain independence and mobility as you age. Talk to a physiotherapist before small issues become bigger problems.
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Blog – My first love, running

For me there is nothing more freeing than feeling the ground under my feet

Pain will affect the way you move. The way you move will affect your pain. It can be a vicious cycle.

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For less time in physio rehab, try ‘prehabilitation’

From the Globe and Mail - what if you could gaze into a crystal ball that could predict your injuries before they happen
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Helping the elderly get back on their feet

there could be various reasons behind a fall among the elderly
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Physiotherapy works – Vestibular rehabilitation

Vestibular rehabilitation (VR) is effective in reducing dizziness and vertigo and associated falls and improving quality of life in people with disorders involving balance mechanisms

Respond to the first fracture; prevent the second

Physiotherapy rehabilitation aims to optimize patient function and well-being

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Motivating older adults to exercise

Elders commonly report they cannot, will not or should not exercise
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Are you functionally fit?

It could be that while you're getting plenty of physical activity, you're not attending to your functional fitness needs

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Stretch Before Gardening

When you bend to do a job, you add 100% more of a load to your back than when you're standing
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Falls

Falling in older age is not uncommon and can have devastating consequences