Don’t be a fall guy

Rutherglen Reformer - - News -

Older peo­ple in Ruther­glen and Cam­bus­lang are be­ing urged to pro­tect them­selves against falls this win­ter.

Phys­io­ther­a­pists are call­ing for peo­ple in Scot­land over the age of 50 to take a sim­ple test that de­ter­mines their risk of suf­fer­ing a fall.

To co­in­cide with Older Peo­ple’s Day on Oc­to­ber 1 the CSP launched their ‘Get Up and Go’ video to demon­strate the test, which in­volves tim­ing how long it takes a per­son to rise from a chair, walk three me­tres, turn around, walk back to the chair and sit down.

The video can be viewed a t www. csp. o r g . u k / timedu­pandgo.

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