The Edinburgh Branch of Parkinson’s UK hosted a workshop entitled Learning About Falls on Friday 10th March, 2017 at Bellevue Chapel, Rodney Street, Edinburgh.
The NHS website confirms
“Falls are a common, but often overlooked, cause of injury. Around one in three adults over 65 who live at home will have at least one fall a year, and about half of these will have more frequent falls.”
Impaired strength and balance contribute to many falls, and often people with Parkinson’s are particularly vulnerable to falls as the condition affects both balance and mobility.
This event was designed to provide information from healthcare professionals, as well as having practical sessions, such as an activity session run by Steady Steps and a demonstration of safe manual handling for transfers and mobility. There was also a Physiotherapist perspective, which includes reasons for falls and correct ways to get off the floor after a fall.
The workshop provided an opportunity for participants to speak individually with those delivering sessions.
|John Raez||Falls services||photos|
|Sue McDowall||A physiotherapist’s perspective||slides & videos|
|Katrina Macintosh||An occupational therapist’s perspective||slides|
|Katrina Macintosh and John Raez||Safe manual handling||video|
|Sharon Elsmore and Vikki Hamilton||Community Alarm Service||photos|
|Audrey McKinven||Ageing Well||photos|
|Alison Thomson||Thanks and farewell||photos|
Downloads and Videos
You can see photos of the event, download overhead slides for some of the sessions and watch videos of the demonstrations by clicking here.