Coping with the fear of falling

If you have already had a trip or fall, you may feel anxious about falling again and this can make you try to avoid moving about. Avoiding physical activity causes your muscles to weaken, and this increases your risk of falling.

We all trip or fall sometimes, but fear of falling can become a serious worry.

Your GP or other health professional can arrange for a 'home and person' risk assessment which will help to find out why you are falling. This assessment can be used to make a personal plan to prevent you from falling again and inclues strategies to help build your confidence.

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