• Falls prevention . The  demographic data and the latest research, shows what impact physio-led falls prevention services could have in every area of the UK.

    For example, offering access to one of these services to everyone judged at risk in Bristol would prevent 816 falls and save £1.3m.

    One-third of people who suffer a hip fracture die within a year and falls are the leading cause of accident-related mortality in older people.

    In addition to the human cost, falls account for £1.7 billion of the NHS budget each year, according to the CSP.

    The PhysioTherapy Centre recognises the problem falls cause and are now working towards one on one assessments and  follow-up classes as necessary. Call the Centre for more details.

    Surgery is usually the only treatment option for hip fractures.Health watchdog NICE recommends that someone with a hip fracture should have surgery on the day they’re admitted to hospital or the day after being admitted. Experts also argue the best chance people have of recovering from surgery is to be mobile as soon as possible.Falls prevention services focus on improving a person’s strength, balance and coordination, as well as identifying any potential risk factors.

    The modelling shows the NHS gets back £4 for every £1 it invests in falls prevention.

    Catherine Pope, the CSP’s chair of council, said: “Falls cause misery every year but many are preventable and it is so important that we move on from seeing them as an inevitable part of ageing.