Stepping on

Falls prevention

Introducing the 'Stepping On' training program to adults and seniors on the Sunshine Coast.

The research shows that over one third of adults over 65 fall each year and amongst older adults, falls are one of the leading causes of injury and hospitalization in Australia. Not only do falls lead to ongoing medical issues over time but can also result in a significant reduction in confidence, safety and ability to participate in daily activities.

Our team are trained in the nationally recognized 'Stepping on Program' which provides an evidence based treatment approach which has been shown to result in 30% reduction in falls.

The program runs for 7 weeks in a small group format, hosts various guest speakers and covers a number of essential areas in relation to falls prevention:

  • Awareness of falls and associated causes and risk factors
  • Exercises and moving about safely
  • Home hazards
  • Footwear
  • Vision
  • Vitamin D and Calcium
  • Medication management
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Community safety