Falls and balance 

Falls are not an inevitable part of aging.

In the video below, Audrey Ricahardson and Louise McGregor demonstrate the timed up and go test, which helps to assess whether a person is at an increased risk of falls.

This is one way to assess a person's falls risk, but it you're concerned about falling, the CSP recommends you seek a full and comprehensive falls assessment from a qualified healthcare professional.

Further Information on the standardised timed up and go test is provided by Agile, the network for chartered physiotherapists working with older people.

Visit the Get up and go – staying steady page for more information.