Sirona

Falls and Balance Service

Specialist assessment, advice and management for balance problems

Physiotherapy Service at Cossham Hospital
Who is this service for?

For adults registered with a GP in the South Gloucestershire area who have been identified as being at an increased risk of falling or who have had unexplained falls or black-outs.

What we do

We aim to find out the reasons for your falls and balance problems, and also the cause of your black-outs. We will also work with you to find solutions to improve your independence and confidence. We provide advice and information to improve your safety and balance as well as assessing whether you are at risk of osteoporosis.

Clinics are held at Cossham Hospital and appointments take at least an hour.

As part of your treatment you may be offered a short exercise and balance course, which will be based at the clinic or at another location.  These courses are run by our specialist physiotherapy team.

How do I access this service?

This service is available by referral through your GP or another health professional.