Merry Christmas From Hoys Physiotherapy
Another busy year has passed us bye. Matt, Rob and the crew at Hoys Physio would like to wish our customers a big thanks for all the support through a busy 2016 and all the best over the festive season. 2016 has seen the addition of a new practice, new staff and new practice software that has allowed our office to become paperless. Although Rob and I may have a few more grey hairs we are extremely proud of the team we have at Hoys Physio and what they have achieved. We look forward to welcoming new physiotherapist, Elizabeth Jennison, in early 2017 and also welcoming back Elizabeth Cassidy from maternity leave in February
Xmas / New Year
Massage Gift Voucher
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Falls Prevention and Exercise that help
Falls and frailty is related to age related loss of muscle mass in the older adult population.
At least one-third of community-living Australians aged 65 years and over fall every year, with even higher rates for people in aged-care facilities and hospitals. Falls are also the leading cause of injury-related death and hospitalisation in these people. An older person is over three times more likely to be admitted to a nursing home after a fall than before, and over ten times more likely after a fall that caused an injury.
Falls can result in permanent disability, restriction of activity, loss of confidence and fear of falling, all of which reduce quality of life and independence. The economic cost of fall-related injuries is estimated at more than double that of injuries in car accidents.
WHY EXERCISE IS IMPORTANT
There is now good evidence that exercise can prevent falls in older people by decreasing a number of key risk factors.
For example, exercise can improve muscular strength, balance, balance confidence and walking speed, as well as psychological factors such as mental ability and mood.
THINGS TO REMEMBER:
- Professional supervision may be required for some challenging exercises.
- The focus of exercises should be on balance related tasks.
- Walking or strength training programs as single interventions do not appear to prevent falls.
- Programs of at least 2 hours of exercise per week for 6 months or more are more effective in preventing falls than lower dose programs.
- There is strong evidence which supports exercise as a single intervention to prevent falls in community settings.
TYPES OF EXERCISE RECOMMENDED:
We recommend engaging in exercise programs that include balance training. In order to be effective, interventions must be performed regularly, be of sufficient duration (at least 2 hours per week) and be ongoing. These factors increase the chance of exercise successfully preventing falls.
Good balance exercises involve controlled body movements while standing with the feet close together (or standing on one leg), with as little arm support as possible. The exercises should be safe, but should challenge balance and develop strength.
Hydrotherapy can be effective forms of exercise for fall prevention in healthy older people and can be accessed in the community.
Hoys Physio Mo Team 2016
Hoys Physio are relived to have finished the 2016 Movember.
PILATES Classes on hold over X-mas
Pilates at Hoys
Pilates Classes at Sawtell and Jetty practices will be on hold between Christmas and the New Year. Classes will start again the first week in January.
Pilates Equipment Classes Coming Soon
Physiotherapists, Suzie Ammann, will complete her training in Pilates equipment in mid January 2017. This will allow Hoys Physio to run small Equipment classes and more advanced One on One Pilates sessions. Stay Tuned 🙂
Around the Grounds
Rob has just returned from the state touch tournament at Port Macquarie, he stayed very busy in the medical tent and help plenty of wounded warriors to stay on the field.
Hydro Session will be on hold between Christmas and new years. Then will back into summer, bigger and better than ever, making hydro as popular as ever.
Coffs Harbour:- Tuesday 8-9am, and Group Classes Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-9am
Sawtell:- Tues 8:30-9:30am