Falls Prevention


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Falls Prevention Programme in Meltham 18th Jan – 5th April 2023

  • Did you know that 50% of all people over 80 and 30% of people over 65 fall every year?
  • After the first fall, two thirds will fall again within the year.
  • 95% of hip fractures are as a result of a fall.
  • Exercise-based physiotherapist-led programmes have been shown to be effective in reducing falls and fall-related broken bones.

Our physiotherapists are experienced in working with patients to improve balance, increase strength, and minimise risks to reduce the chance of falling. 

We are now running a Falls Prevention Programme for the local community, in collaboration with the Meltham Carlile CIC, at the Carlile Institute in Meltham. This 12-week course consists of weekly 60-minute group workshops run by HCPC registered and Chartered Physiotherapists from JRM Physiotherapy. We are running these on a not-for-profit basis for the local community, and are grateful for the support provided by the Meltham Carlile CIC and Mayor of Meltham.

The programme costs £60 in total (for 12 workshops) and runs from 18th January – 5th April 2023. The workshops will be run each Wednesday at 1.30pm – 2.30pm at the Carlile Institute. Full payment is required upon booking. For details of how to book please keep reading below.

Who can attend the Falls Prevention Workshops?

These workshops are aimed at those concerned about age-related falls. Maybe you have noticed your balance is not what it used to be, or have found you have had a few stumbles, or are feeling nervous about stairs. These progressive group workshops will help improve balance, increase strength and raise awareness of risks.

As these are group workshops, they are not suitable for people suffering from specific injuries or conditions which affect balance and mobility (such as vertigo, parkinsons, or stroke-related mobility issues). Whilst our team are very experienced in treating these conditions, they require 1:1 assessment and treatment at our clinic, so please book in for an Initial Physiotherapy Assessment instead.

As there is limited space at the workshops, we are unable to allow carers to attend with participants. However, we shall provide printed advice and exercises which participants can work through at home with the support of carers.

What happens at the Falls Prevention Workshops?

The group workshops are held upstairs at the Carlile Institute (lift access is available). 16 places are available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Two physiotherapists from JRM Physiotherapy will run these 60 minute sessions, which will include a mixture of group chair-based and standing exercises, plus some advice on managing falls-risks in the home and when out and about.

This is a 12-week progressive programme, and all participants are advised to attend all twelve sessions as well as undertaking their “homework” of exercises at home to get full benefit from the programme. As this is a not-for-profit programme, and we are unable to fill spaces if others drop out, we are afraid that refunds cannot be given to those who miss sessions or fail to complete the programme.

Where is the Falls Prevention Programme held?

The workshops are all held across the road from JRM Physiotherapy at:

Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Rd, Meltham, Holmfirth, HD9 4AG

There is a free public car park behind the Carlile Institute, and bus stops on Huddersfield Rd less than 100m from the building. 

The workshops are held in the Jubilee Room upstairs in the Institute, which has lift access.

How do I book onto the Falls Prevention Programme?

To book a place we recommend using our online booking tool. Please follow these instructions:

  1. Click on this Falls Prevention Booking Link
  2. Upon clicking the link please select “Falls Prevention 12 Week Programme” 
  3. Navigate to the date of January 18th and select the 1.30pm appointment option. If no appointment option is showing for January 18th this means the programme is already full. (You can request a place on the waiting list by emailing admin@jrmphysio.com)
  4. Fill in the participant’s details and click continue
  5. Complete the payment page details
  6. You will then receive an email confirmation with full joining details and a link to a pre-workshop form which needs to be completed asap.

If you have trouble using the online booking tool please book a place via email admin@jrmphysio.com