National Physiotherapy Week was held during the second week of September. We presented a series of lectures to our older patients and friends, many of whom reside in the various retirement villages of Benoni. The lecture included statistics on falls in the elderly, and causes of falling. We looked at medication, eyesight and medical conditions. Advice was given on how to modify your surroundings and home in order to minimize your risk. Patients were shown how to test their risk factors and were taught exercises to improve balance and strength.

Should you wish to attend this lecture, or for us to bring the lecture to a facility in your area, please contact us at 011-849-7726.