The Community Rehabilitation and Falls Service consists of two teams of Physiotherapists, Occupational Therapists, and Assistants. We provide a comprehensive rehabilitation and falls prevention service to people with a wide range of health conditions, to improve their safety, and to maintain or regain independence with daily living activities.
Following a referral, we will visit the patient at home to carry out an assessment, and set rehabilitation goals. We will assess if there is equipment that could make daily activities and mobility around the house easier, and take into account any falls hazards in the home environment. If a rehabilitation programme would be beneficial, we will support the patient to carry out exercises at home.
People do not have to be housebound to access the service, and we can work with patients to regain confidence in walking outdoors, if this is agreed as a realistic goal of treatment. The service also holds Postural Stability exercise classes for people who have had falls, to work on balance and strength training, and therefore reduce the risk of further falls.
- Over 18
- Long-term health conditions affecting mobility and function, or risk of falls, or need for on-going rehabilitation following an injury such as a fracture.