Physiotherapists at Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust are supporting a new falls prevention campaign which targets older people over the winter period.
The Trust which runs Crawley Hospital supports the #NeverTooLate campaign launched by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapists. Their new festive video shows the emotional journey of a patient who suffered a fall, getting back to doing what they love through exercise and awareness. Sheila Doughty, Professional Lead for Physiotherapy at Sussex Community said that being active can have enormous benefits to health and well-being. She recommends 10 minutes of brisk activity a day building up to 150 minutes over a week. Sussex Community operates a Falls and Fracture prevention service in West Sussex made up of physiotherapists, occupational therapists and technicians who help to reduce hospital admissions as a result of falls.
The team is spreading the message of falls prevention on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NeverTooLate.