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Steady in Stockport Service

The Steady in Stockport Falls Prevention and Bone Health Service can help you if you've:

  • had a fall
  • lack confidence with balance and walking
  • had a diagnosis of osteoporosis
  • had a previous fragility fracture, particularly of the hip, spine and/or wrist

To access the service you'll need a referral from a health or social care professional.

What we can do:

  • advise you or assess your risk of falling
  • assess your bone health and advise you on how to keep your bones as strong as possible
  • work with you to develop a falls and fracture intervention plan to reduce your risk of falling, improve your confidence with going out and about, reduce your fear of falling and improve bone health. A home hazard assessment and recommendations for equipment can also be provided
  • support you to improve your bone health if you're at risk or diagnosed with osteoporosis
  • offer individually tailored home exercise programs to improve balance, muscle strength and physical well-being
  • signpost you to group exercise classes run in partnership with Life Leisure. These include; how to stay steady, improve your bone health and allow you to meet up with people in a similar situation
  • teach you how to cope in the event of a fall. This includes; how to get up off the floor or seek help if you're not able
  • provide regular information and education sessions for people at risk of falls and for people diagnosed with osteoporosis or fragility fractures

Our team

The Steady in Stockport Team includes the following specialists:

  • occupational therapists
  • physiotherapists
  • support workers
  • fracture liaison nurses

The team works closely with a range of other specialists and services including:

• dieticians
• the continence service
• the equipment and adaptations service
• crisis response team
• community therapy team
• active recovery team
• hospital staff
• health and social care staff in the community

Peer support and education sessions

The bone health arm of the Steady in Stockport Service organises 2 education sessions and a peer support network. You can learn more about osteoporosis and will have the opportunity to meet others living with the same condition.

If you're interested contact the Steady in Stockport Service for dates and times:

call: 0161 835 6701