Falls Prevention Classes
Following a short lapse in the provision of the Healthwise fall services, the postural stability instructor/falls class has now been rebooted with a new revised programme. This fits within the Healthwise referral pathways alongside other specialist classes such as cardiac rehabilitation, COPD, neurological conditions and cancer
Participants for this particular class can continue to have access for as long as they feel they are benefiting, rather than just for a set period of time. We will also look towards starting new classes where there is demand. Healthwise are aware that there is a lack of provision in some of the outlying villages such as Haxby, Wigginton and Dunnington. As part of the Healthwise pathway we can also help participants to access other appropriate activities within Healthwise and the wider community.
Healthwise falls prevention class is on a Thursday morning at the Energise Leisure Centre.
Acceptance criteria – fear of falling, feeling unstable, history of falls (injurious and non-injurious) low bone density or family history of osteoporotic fracture.
Classes cost £4 per session, which also aligns with other Healthwise classes. Please make patients aware of this when referring them on the Healthwise programme in particular to the Pilates and Falls Prevention classes.