Falling Elderly and Physiotherapy Singapore
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The number of falling elderly is a staggering amount, one in two
sustains a fall almost every minute. Of ten of such falls, the
consequences are either death by infection, or by another fall, or in
the operating theaters. Those who survive are most often
institutionalized in nursing homes and old folk homes, where they
develop other problems due to prolonged immobilization and rest.
an elderly falls, is a very high cost incident - psychologically, it
traumatizes the elderly, causing them to self-impose their mobility,
giving rise to even more risk of falls. Physically, it often results in
hip fractures or head injuries, of which treatment often include
orthopedic surgeries and implants, or in the event of a head injury,
approaches such as Burrholes and tracheostomy are commonplace. They will
often be hospitalized for about two weeks to six months, depending on
their condition, before being discharged to a community hospital or to a
nursing home. Families are often traumatized by observing what happens
to their elderly family members, and escalating cost of medical bills
can take a toll on the family finances.
elderly is commonplace because of age-related changes in their sight,
strength, stamina, and stability; all which occur due to natural
weakening and changes within the body itself.
What can physiotherapy or hand therapy help me with?
can help by assessing the elderly for their mobility, balance and
strength, and provide the necessary training and physiotherapy
intervention to improve any possible mobility, balance and strength
issues. Whenever necessary, we may need to do a home assessment to
assess the safety within the home itself - some homes are setup with
higher risks to injuries and falls, and changes may need to be done such
as removing carpet, lining steps with brightly colored tape etc.
can the hand therapy do? The hand therapists can help by advising on
efficient energy use and energy conservation for the elderly, as well as
to modify activities that the falling elderly love but dare not do
anymore for fear of falls. In the event of an injured elderly, we can
also do splinting and protected mobilizations to increase the range of
motion, strength and mobility through safe physiotherapy and hand
Where to next?
- Make A Physiotherapy, Hand Therapy or Deep Tissue Release Singapore Appointment
- Arrange A CallBack or Make An E-Enquiry Here
- See the list of physiotherapy conditions we treat
- Return to Urbanrehab's Physiotherapy and Hand Therapy Singapore Home Page from our falling elderly page
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Our Physio & Rehab Expertise
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
- physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
- hand therapy: forearm, wrist, hand and fingers
- podiatrist: leg, calf, ankle, foot and toes
- read more on our specializations here
All our therapists are fully insured and registered with Allied Health Professions Council (AHPC) and Traditional Chinese Medicine Board (TCM). See our entire team here by location and specialization.
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
The information available on this site is for educational purposes only, if you need a full professional advise on physiotherapy, hand therapy and occupational therapy, please schedule an appointment with us by contacting our staff by Call/SMS/WhatsApp at xx, thanks!