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Falls and Balance Clinic

Our Falls and Balance Clinic may help you if you have experienced a fall or have mobility or balance problems placing you at risk of falling.

You may be referred to the clinic by Latrobe Regional Hospital, community agencies, or your GP.

A geriatrician, occupational therapist and physiotherapist make up the team that will carry out an assessment on you. This might take up to 3 hours in the presence of your family or carer. A home assessment may need to be carried out by our occupational therapist.

The Falls and Balance Clinic team will meet to set a management plan for you which may include referral to other services. This plan will be sent to you and your GP. It includes a range of strategies aimed at reducing your risk of falling and improving your quality of life, mobility and function.

The management plan may also include strengthening and flexibility programs, balance retraining programs, the prescription of aids and equipment to improve safety and adjustment to you rmedication. 

The clinic does not provide ongoing therapy or treatment. Referrals to appropriate service providers for ongoing management is arranged as required.

You'll undergo a review at the clinic 6 weeks and 6 months after the initial assessment. 

 

Contact details

Latrobe Regional Hospital Allied Health Department, phone 5173 8383 Monday to Friday from 8am-5pm.

 

Our Heart Appeal continues to raise money for a new local service

Community groups, businesses and individuals have been incredibly generous with donations to our Heart Appeal which is raising money to purchase equipment for our new cardiac catheterisation laboratory to diagnose and treat serious heart conditions.

You can make a difference to the lives of people in our community. Donations of $2 or more are tax deductible. Click on the Make A Donation link or contact LRH Fundraising on 5173 8577. Thank you for your support!

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10 Village Avenue, Traralgon West, Victoria, 3844
PO Box 424, Traralgon, Victoria,3844
ABN: 18 128 843 652

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