Falls / Physiotherapy Falls Specialist Program

Our ageing population are at an increased risk of falls and are consequently at risk of incurring injuries and ongoing complications. This unit in the Osborne Park Hospital (OPH) is crucial to keeping our patients independent and safe within their environments.

The program provides specialist physiotherapy input for patients with a complex history of falls in an outpatient or domiciliary setting.

This involves:

  • an assessment by a senior physiotherapist
  • a guided discussion regarding goal setting
  • and a treatment plan addressing these factors.

This can also include facilitating a link to other services such as group exercise classes, occupational therapy, podiatry, Falls Clinic (medical), and Memory Clinic (medical) etc. depending on the needs of the individual.

It also provides an essential service to inpatients / staff on the Rehab and Aged Care wards, Stroke Rehabilitation Unit and Young Adult Rehabilitation ward.

OPH Inpatient Falls Services

  • 1:1 patient education sessions regarding their specific falls risk factors with them / and their family / carers as appropriate.
  • Staff education sessions.
  • Facilitation of initiatives / processes regarding falls management on the wards.

Last Updated: 29/06/2021