According to the World Health Organization (WHO), falls are the second leading cause of accidental or unintentional injury deaths worldwide. Also, in Malaysia, according to The Malaysian National Health and Morbidity Survey (NHMS) It was revealed that 15% of individuals above 60 had fallen at least once over 12 months.
What should you or your family member do if you fall?
1. Check for injury
2. If there is no serious injury, try to get up slowly OR to a comfortable position
3. Call for help (use a phone OR try to attract attention by shouting)
What to do if you want to prevent a fall? Refer below:
1. Stay active
3. Use a walking aid if you have balance problems, muscle weakness or other comorbidities
Prevention is better than cure! We are here to help!
Ng Yan Shuang
LSVT BIG Certified Clinician
Your Physio Penang