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Falls Prevention

Falls Prevention Programmes provide an opportunity for individuals to increase their strength and balance and thus reduce their falls risk.

An Overview of Falls Prevention

Are you 65? Do you feel a little unsteady on your feet and / or have concerns about balance and mobility? Would you like to improve your balance?

Doing regular strength exercises and balance exercises can improve your strength and balance, and reduce your risk of having a fall. It's important that a strength and balance training programme is tailored to the individual and monitored by an appropriately trained professional.

The local Steady Steps Programme offers a 24 week programme is tailored to those who have previously fallen or worry about falling and is designed to help improve balance and stability. Delivered by Level 4 specialised Postural Stability Instructors, the class is tailored to each individual's abilities and will progress in difficulty throughout the programme. See below for more information.

Or ask your GP about training programmes in your area.


Falls Prevention Programmes offer 24 week exercise sessions comprising of tailored seated and standing exercise including; balance & endurance, dynamic balance, floor exercised (if appropriate), strength exercises using bands/balls/light weights and techniques for getting down and up from the floor.

Sessions are currently taking place across Leicestershire - please visit www.lrsport.org/fallsprevention for more information.

Or ask your GP about training programmes in your area.

Find Falls Prevention Activities Near You

Use the search below to find local activities near you.

One You

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Mickleover Tai Chi Club

Beginner and advanced level training in Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan (Taijiquan). Qualified and registered instructors with Tai Chi Union of Great Britain teaching this traditional Chinese form. Two classes available for beginners and more advanced students.

Age UK Derby and Derbyshire

Providing a whole range of services for the older community in Derby and Derbyshire, including daytime activity groups, support services, such as health and wellbeing, and information and advice.

South Wingfield Tai Chi Club

Tai Chi group practising Sun Style Tai Chi Chuan. Training available from beginner to advanced, to registered instructors with Tai Chi Union of Great Britain. Small and friendly class.

Lea, Dethick and Holloway Tai Chi Group

Tai Chi Club at Florence Nightingale Hall, Holloway, Nr Matlock. An independent group learning and practising Tai Chi with invited Instructors studying Sun Style Tai Chi from beginners to advanced level.